There's still plenty of things we can do to help the climate and campaign for change during this time of covid-related restrictions. Here's some ideas:
Anytime soon: Write to your MP asking them to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill. The bill is being introduced to the coming session of parliament which reconvenes on Tuesday 1st September. Find your MP details here or here.
Sat 12th Sept: Norwich Build Back Better, an online/zoom discussion event, open to all, on how to create a local economy that places people and the environment at its heart. It is organised by the newly-formed Green New Deal Norwich group and co-hosted with local business networks and the Norwich Radical. Recommendations from the discussions will be reported to MPs.
Before Sun 20th Sept: respond to the County Council's Public Consultation on Local Access in respect of the proposed Norwich Western Link Road across the Wensum Valley. Stop the Wensum Link have provided a guide with suggested responses.
Sun 20th Sept: Norfolk Car Free Day. Norwich Car Free Day has now gone countywide! All Norfolk residents are encouraged to give up their car for the day and residents have also been applying for temporary road closures, particularly to enable 'Street Play'.
Fri 25th Sept: Global climate strike day of action, events organised by the school strike movement Fridays for Future.
Anytime soon: this year's Norfolk Coast Guardian is themed around climate change and is a brilliant read - see here for link to electronic version (CHAIN has an article on pages 20-21). The publishers would really appreciate and benefit from help with distribution this year (some distribution points have been disrupted due to covid-19 measures). Paper copies are available now, so if you know any places to share them or if you can help with door-to-door delivery, then let us know by replying to this email.
Ongoing: following the excellent talk at the July CHAIN meeting from Judy Hindley of the Citizen's Climate Lobby UK, do get in touch if you are interested in supporting their work by lobbying MPs for the Climate Income (or Carbon Fee and Dividend).
From late Sept onwards: the Climate Coalition are organising 'question time' online events with MPs from late September to keep them under pressure from constituents. Email email@example.com for more details about how to set one of these up in your community (also, let CHAIN know if you've organised an event).
Sat 10th Oct: Global launch of Countdown, a major global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis.
Thursdays from 17th Sept to 22 Oct: Boiling Point, a series of webinars giving you the chance to learn the basics of international climate change politics ahead of the UN climate conference, COP26, scheduled for Glasgow 2021.
The Call for a Moratorium on the Invasion and Destruction of Amazonian Indigenous Lands. See link here
Tell fashion companies to invest in a green recovery. See link here
Some products and ideas here for anyone home-schooling. See link here
Sign the petition here to end sewage pollution.
Send a message to the Prime Minister (see email form here) on the climate emergency, or write to The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) who is also overseeing preparations for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). See here for a letter written to the PM by one of our subscribers which might give you some inspiration.