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April 2019

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Urgent: legal challenge to fracking

Target £10,000 by Apr 28th, 2019, 1pm

Woodsetts Against Fracking urgently need funds to appoint experts for a public inquiry. Ineos Shale claim to listen to the communities where they want to frack but despite 90+% disapproval and less than 1% in favour in the village of Woodsetts, plus two pl...

Animal Farm worker vacancy

Closing Date: 3rd April 2019

The Sheffield Council Animal Farm based in Graves Park which looks after rare and domestic breeds is seeking a new worker. Permanent position, 15 hours per week. Full details below.Sheffield City Council...

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Sheffield Environment Weeks

Sat 27 Apr-Sun 9 Jun 2019

We can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. To get involved see the timetable on the website. Officially it runs 27th April to 9th June but some events are on before this.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Chesterfield May Day 2019

Mon 6 May 2019, 10am-6pm, Chesterfield (south of Sheffield)

May Day is the traditional working class annual festival. A parade will assemble at 10.30am at Chesterfield Town Hall and march at 11am. A rally in New Square starts at 11.45, which will be full of campaigning stalls.

Speakers include:
John McDonnell MP
Nita Sanghera, Vice President of UCU (union)
Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of PCS (union)
Julia Felmanas, Partido Trabalhadores (Brazilian Workers Party)

There will be live music from Ireland Colliery Band, two samba bands, The Urban Gypsies, The Silverbirds Marching Display Band, Ajay Srivastav, and Ian Prowse & Friends.

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Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting

Tue 7 May 2019, 7.30pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Join the fight against fracking. Ineos, a company licensed for fracking, are targeting rural areas around Sheffield for drilling, among tens of thousands of wells, pipelines and compressor stations threatened across the UK, and supported politically by only the Conservative Party. All welcome to attend.

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Festival of Debate: Our Planet Hub Day

Sat 11 May 2019, 11.30am-5pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence of man-made climate change, how do we take action to significantly reduce our impact on the world? The challenge can seem too big, too daunting, and while knowledge and understanding are important, just as important is a belief that we can change things for the better. This event explores many related topics through a range of short concurrent sessions.

Among the speakers is Frack Free South Yorkshire founder and science teacher, David Burley. He will be discussing the topic, ´How do you beat a government hell-bent on fracking?´ at 1.30pm

Stalls by Sheffield Climate Alliance, Sheffield Against Fracking, Friends of the Earth and more.

11.30-1pm Turning Earth vegan breakfast club. Suggested donation £10, but no-one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

1.30-2.15pm Workshop: Zero Waste Lifestyle, hosted by The Bare Alternative (shop).

1.30-2.15pm Talk: What The Actual Frack? How do you beat a government hell-bent on fracking? Talk and discussion with Frack Free South Yorkshire founder and science teacher, David Burley.

1.30-2.15pm Talk: Our Arctic: Amplification of Climate Change. Adrian Dye presents his research of rapidly retreating Arctic glaciers and the overall state of the Arctic, from declining reindeer herds to melting ice and breakdowns of the polar vortex.

2.30-3.15pm Talk: Are Attenborough Style Documentaries Stopping Short of the Truth? Is it acceptable to paint a false picture of natural ecosystems for the sake of viewership, entertainment and ‘impartiality’? Interactive seminar hosted by The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

2.30-3.15pm Workshop: So You Want to Take Action on Climate Change? This workshop will help you discover how to play your unique part in the growing movement to combat climate change.

2.30-3.15pm Film: A Plastic Ocean. Award-winning documentary, followed by discussion on immediate solutions with Sheffield Friends of the Earth.

3.30-4.45pm Panel: How to be Hopeful About Climate Change. Drawing on different expert perspectives to show that progress can and is being made on reducing carbon emissions and that there is hope that we can rise to this challenge if we all take part.

3.30-4.45pm Talk: A Sustainable Energy Policy for Yorkshire. Exploring a pioneering local hydropower scheme and presenting a Green Manifesto for Yorkshire for future low-carbon energy schemes.

5pm Panel: Campaigning Vs Direct Action: How Far Should We Go in the Face of Extinction? Discussion featuring Asad Rehman (Executive Director, War on Want), Roscoe Blevins (briefly imprisoned for peaceful anti-fracking direct action in 2018), and representatives from Sheffield Against Fracking and Extinction Rebellion.

There will be a concluding performance by pianist and climate activist Lola Perrin, featuring guest speaker Asad Rehman (booking required).

This event is part of the ´Our Planet´ strand which has kindly been sponsored by Sheffield Climate Alliance and Regather. Entrance free, (book below) suggested donation for daytime events £5. Please note that tickets for the ClimateKeys event need to be booked separately.

Festival of Debate

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