I have been spending a lot of time in the last few years campaigning with my Union against fracking, and supporting the One Million Climate Jobs plan. There is a Conference in Sheffield this Saturday. I will be going along, I may be speaking at one of the workshops.
I keep forgetting how I hate public speaking, then volunteering to do it! http://www.climate-change-jobs.org/
Come along if you can, or if you want to say hello afterwards let me know. It is a while since I visited Sheffield and don't have to rush home after the Conference.
DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS
INVEST IN CLIMATE JOBS
BUILD THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT
SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
11-4.30, Sheffield College, Granville Road
In conjunction with the Sheffield Climate Alliance, the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group has organised a conference to take place in Sheffield on 19th September as the next step in organising climate jobs in the UK. It will link trade union and climate activists here with an international conference in Paris called by the International Trade Union Confederation and CaCCTU, in the run-up to the vital climate talks in December this year. The event will establish the connections between divestment from fossil fuels and investment in climate jobs to create warm, healthy homes; public transport with low fares; and renewable energy infrastructure.
The conference will be held at Sheffield College, which is an accessible location close to Sheffield train station. The event is supported by Sheffield Trades Union Council and Sheffield People's Assembly. This event is ideal for anyone who wants to see a real alternative to austerity, unemployment and fuel poverty. It will highlight the importance of training for new jobs to tackle climate change, and the significance of divestment for a safe future, especially for the youth of today.
There is a registration fee of £10, and concessions are £5