Come one, come all, let’s surround the town hall!! On Saturday 7th September, join Sheffield Green Parents to hold up a huge banner emblazoned with the words ‘For the Love of Our Children Act Now.’ The banner is being passed from one group of mums to the next as part of a nationwide protest that will zigzag across the country over the summer.
The banner relay, which kicked off in London on Sunday 7 July, will take in 11 cities and towns from Bristol and Birmingham to Sheffield and Cardiff and in addition visit Scotland and Northern Ireland over an 11 week period – symbolising the 11 years climate scientists say we have left to prevent catastrophic climate breakdown. It will culminate with a mothers protest in London as part of a week of global climate action in September.
The Committee on Climate Change – the government’s official advisers on the climate crisis – recently warned that the UK is failing to cut emissions fast enough. ‘Mothers Rise Up’, the network of mums behind the banner relay, are calling on MPs to up the pressure for deeper and more rapid emissions reductions through measures such as a ban on dirty energy including fracking and a massive expansion in renewable energy. You can also find all the details of the event through the Facebook page here.