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Speak Up week of action

Community & Education General
Don’t miss the Speak Up week of action (8th-16th October 2016) which will see thousands of people join together to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change.

The Speak Up week of action is organised by The Climate Coalition – a group of over 100 organisations who are working together to encourage the government to shift to 100% clean energy within a generation to protect the people, places and life we love from climate change.

People all over the UK are organising events in their local areas. There will be nature walks, tea parties, classic lobbies, community energy visits and all sorts of other events to start those key conversations about climate change.

As part of this, Peterborough residents can discover ‘Why Cities Need Trees’ at an event on Tuesday 11th October, from 1pm, at St John the Baptist Church in Cathedral Square.

St John’s CIC Tuesdays Till Two series returns with this event, which is the first in a short season of talks and concerts. David Bole from the Forestry Commission will be talking about the benefits of trees for residents, wildlife and the environment, followed by a chance to hear more about the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust’s (PECT) Forest for Peterborough project.

Forest for Peterborough is aiming to plant over 180,000 trees in and around the city and surrounding countryside by 2030. The target is to plant one tree for every person in the city in order to improve tree coverage and the quality of air we breathe.

On the event day, the church café will be open from noon, with proceeds going towards PECT. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.

For more information about the Speak Up week of action, visit, where you can join a local event or create your own event too.