Climate change tour hits city

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THE National Climate Jobs Caravan will be coming to Lancaster as part of a tour of Britain to promote zero carbon climate jobs.

The ambitious tour, organized by the trade union arm of the Campaign against Climate Change starts in London and Edinburgh on May 12.

The Lancaster leg is supported by a number of groups in the district including trade unions, Lancaster District Council’s Sustainability Partnership, Global Link and Lancaster and Morecambe College.

Throughout the tour there will be meetings, exhibitions and activities.

The tour has the support of a number of trade unions plus national bodies such as the Quakers and the Green Party.

On May 22 and 23 at 7.30pm the Dukes Gallery will be showing the Million Green Jobs film made for the tour, plus shorts.

Shaun Dey, the filmmaker will be leading a discussion after the showing on Wednesday.

On May 24, the Climate Caravan with exhibitions and stalls promoting Green Jobs will be in Lancaster City Centre between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

Also a Green Job Fair will be taking place between 12pm and 4pm at the Hexagon Theatre at Lancaster and Morecambe College.

If you are a business leading the way in the move to Zero Carbon Jobs and would like to take part then please contact Serena at Global Link on 01524 840591.

On the evening of May 24, there will be a public forum at The Storey CIC from 7.30pm.

The main speaker will be Martin Empson from the national Campaign Against Climate Change and contributions from the floor will be welcome. Admission is free to all events.

Serena Mansfield from Global Link who is helping to organize the Green Jobs Fair said: “We need a change of thinking and imagination in the way we work.

“These events will both celebrate what is already happening and provide a strong example of what needs to be done.”