"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.
Leeds Urban Harvest is a voluntary run project that aims to collect and distribute varieties of soft fruits that grow unharvested around our city on trees and bushes in both public and private spaces.
Fruit is distributed to groups, volunteers and the local community. Damaged fruits are turned into juice, preserves, jams and chutneys. Any money raised is put back into the project to help with running costs. We are also creating a detailed reference map of Leeds with location and tree information for future harvests, accessible to anyone.
Some of you may already be aware of the free taster workshops that are taking place at the Leeds Central Library, as a part of a month long green-arts event called 'Out of my Tree'. A programme can be obtained from our website under the logo below.
As the Copenhagen climate negotiations fast approach us and a general election looms, it's important that climate change is high up the political agenda and that MPs hear the voices of the many people across Leeds who are busy campaigning against climate change, and that the message is pushed up the political system from activists on the ground.