Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road, happening on the last Friday of every month in hundreds of cities and towns around the world.
We meet at 5.30pm in Millennium Square. We ride through Leeds for 30 mins to an hour, where cyclists are often considered second class road users. We are vulnerable on a bike but together we are stronger.
"We Are Traffic" is a documentary which tracks the Critical Mass movement from its beginnings in San Francisco in 1992 to its spread across the globe. Come and watch the film on Thursday and if you like what you see, come and join the Leeds Critical Mass on Friday! To be followed by the short film "Return of the Scorcher", a 1992 documentary looking at the worldwide cycling renaissance. (The title comes from cyclists being referred to as Scorchers in the 1890s because of their "blazing speed!") Bring food and cake to share in the interval!
Thursday 19th November – SAG will be screening the independent film The Age of Stupid*, in which Pete Postlethwaite who in 2055, lives in a world devastated by the effects of climate change, examines footage from 2008 and asks “why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?”
The film will be followed by the chance to take part in a question & answer session with experts from the School of Earth & Environment.
5pm, Lecture Theatre F, School of Earth & Environment, University
Doctor Joseph Murphy presents a seminar on climate change policy and explains what we should expect from our world leaders during the Copenhagen Conference which will be taking place on 7th– 18th December 2009.
5.30pm, Lecture Theatre E, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds.
Come and join the 20,000 households across England taking part in EcoTeams
The environmental charity “Global Action Plan” is giving you the opportunity to receive free EcoTeam leader training.It will be a fun, informal day where you will learn how to set up your own EcoTeam, how to tackle your environmental footprint and just why it is so important.