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Speakers’ Corner – Climate, Community and Coal

Thu 18 May, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This is a chance to hear how plans for the proposed Whitehaven coal mine stack up with local and national goals to tackle the Climate Crisis, and the alternatives that exist. We’ll also explore the power of community campaigning to beat fossil fuel companies – and to secure a better future for communities like those in West Cumbria, who have been let down by the government.
On 18 May, our speakers will include:
· MIKE BERNERS-LEE: author of ‘There is No Planet B’, Professor in the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University, and an expert on Sustainability and Carbon-Footprints
· TINA ROTHERY: climate justice activist and anti-fracking campaigner
· JILL PERRY: Cumberland Council Green Party councillor
· ANNE HARRIS: Coal Action Network
· JAMIE PETERS: Friends of the Earth
This event is co-ordinated by North Lakes XR and Greenpeace activist Allan Todd – with support from West Cumbria and North Lakes Friends of the Earth, and Friends of the Earth.

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