'Speak out against Climate Change' Meeting in Ardrishaig Public Hall from 6.00-7.30pm, arranged by Ardrishaig Church Eco Group, and attended by MP Brendan O’Hara. (Tea/coffee and snacks available prior to the meeting.)
The Open Meeting in the Public Hall, on Nov. 11th, run by Ardrishaig Church Eco Group is to enable us to share in the Christian Aid campaign to encourage our politicians to focus on the commitments made at the Paris Conference last December. These commitments were recently ratified, in order to reduce dramatically the levels of carbon emissions, which are going to prove disastrous across our planet unless urgent action is taken. The Scottish Government has a serious commitment to green energy, via wind power, etc. But we need to ensure the UK government shares that commitment. In what ways should we campaign? On what issues would you want our MP to focus?
- Following the 3rd Heathrow runway decision, do you support the campaign “Tax planes; subsidise trains”? (especially re short haul flights?)
- Should the government subsidise rural bus services more?
- Should there be more emphasis, (especially in Scotland), on wave power and solar energy, and off-shore or very local wind power, not land based ones that require huge infrastructure?
- Should there be more encouragement, via local grants, and tax reductions, for local businesses in rural areas, and small towns, so people do not always have to travel to large urban areas for shopping, etc?
These are just a few suggestions for questions which could be put to Brendan O’Hara on 11th November – and you probably have many more. Please come along to this meeting, and encourage your friends and family to come along, too!
This event is organised by Eco-Congregation Scotland