A big thank you to everyone who came to our event with MP Julian Huppert last week, where we discussed how we can keep climate change and energy scarcity high up the political agenda. We had a very interesting evening, starting with a talk by Julian Huppert (video here), followed by a question and answer session (voice recording here), and then finishing with small group discussions (recordings here and photos of the notes sheets from the groups). A big thank you to Roly Beevor for organising, Antony Carpen for filming and recording the sound, and to Julian Huppert for speaking and taking questions.
Date: 4th December 2014
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA
Entry: By ticket only - tickets are free, donations will be very welcome towards room hire. Get your tickets here.
Poster: If you are able to put up a poster in your work place or street, you can download it here (or as a picture file here). Thanks!
Press Release: If you have a media contact to send it to, or can otherwise use it, you can download the Press Release here. Thanks!
It is essential that we work on all levels to reduce climate change and increase our resilience to rising energy prices. Transition traditionally works at the level of the community, but we also need to ensure that the government does their part. At this meeting with Cambridge's MP, Julian Huppert, we'll have the opportunity to ask him how to ensure that these issues remain high up the political agenda in central government. How can we best engage with our politicians to raise awareness about these issues and make sure that they represent our opinions at higher levels of government? Julian will give a short talk on the this topic and then we'll have a chance to ask some questions and discuss the issues further. Please book here to attend this event (which is free, but the room has limited capacity).
Transition Cambridge aims to be non-party political in all its activities. The skillshare with Julian Huppert MP was originally planned more than a year ago, and we invited him as Cambridge's current elected Member of Parliament. We have asked him to talk from a non-party political standpoint on this topic. However, aware that people are starting to think about the elections coming up, we are happy to advertise public talks by any Cambridge parliamentary candidates on Transition-related issues, providing they will be speaking from a non-party political viewpoint. We will also be organising a hustings so that all the parliamentary candidates can present their views on Transition issues before next year's elections.