Parade calls for action on climate change

Three people from the University are encouraging staff and students to join them in a parade through Bath on Saturday 24 October, as part of a global campaign for action on climate change.

Christine Bone, an administrator in the School of Management, and students Nathan Baronowski and Genevieve Bartlett, have helped to organise the event. It is part of an international movement of people, called 350.org, joining together 'to take a stand for a safe climate'.

350.org is calling for people around the world to organise an action on 24 October, United Nations Day, at an iconic place in their community, and then upload a photo of their event to the 350.org website, which will be sent to the United Nations, world leaders and the media.

350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide - measured in 'parts per million.'

The Parade is organised by local grandmother Afrel Pounds and will involve local churches and charities, including Oxfam, and Transition Bath. It will start at the Royal Crescent at 2pm and end in Parade Gardens, where Don Foster will give an address.

Oxfam representative, Janine Woodward will explain the effects of climate change on developing countries.

Christine said: "We want to draw attention to the difficult and unpalatable decisions the UN has to make this year in December in Copenhagen at their Climate Change Conference. 350.org has arisen worldwide to enable ordinary people to show they are in favour of a strong and fair treaty.

"We invite students and staff who are concerned about the effects of climate change to join us for this family-friendly parade."

For more information please contact Christine Bone.

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