Climate change on the agenda at Alnwick public meeting organised by Friends of the Earth

A public meeting on climate change has been organised by the Alnwick branch of Friends of the Earth.

Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 4:45 pm

It is being held at the Duchess’s Community High School on Saturday, February 29, from 1pm to 4pm.

The aim is to engage with the wider community to educate and raise greater awareness of the climate emergency.

It will also be an opportunity to share ideas and proposals which could be taken to help mitigate the problem.

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Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick.

Mike Powell of Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth said: “The idea is to have an informative and enjoyable event which will provide some of the scientific background to the climate change emergency and also encourage people to think what they and others can do locally.”

There will be two main speakers: Guy Shrubsole from the national Friends of the Earth group and Dr Sarah Guerreiro, researcher in hydrology and climate change in the school of engineering at Newcastle University.

There will be tree planting, an environment fair and a Q&A session with town and county council representatives and others to discuss the potential for other climate change-related projects such as creating more diverse habitats, retaining water, enabling agro-forestry as well as harvesting wood.

There will also be poetry and photography by Duchess’s students.

The event has been organised with support from Alnwick Town Council.

It is intended to invite anyone who wants to be involved in future activities or campaigns to a follow up meeting in the town in March.