Stockton North MP Talks Climate Change and Renewable Energy

 
Mr Cunningham spoke to pupils at St Michael’s Catholic Academy in Billingham, who were joined by children from St Michael’s, St Joseph’s Primary School in Norton and Most Holy Rosary School in Billingham.
 
The meeting was organised by CAFOD. The Power to Be campaign focuses on how supporting cleaner, renewable forms of energy can help people living in poverty around the world.

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English Martyrs go green for CAFOD

Margaret Hodgson, our wonderful Schools’ Volunteer Coordinator, recently visited The English Martyrs School in Hartlepool. 

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English Martyrs students play Sometimes, Always, Never

When you finish a can of coke (or other fizzy drink) do you make sure it gets recycled? Do you eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables instead of pre-packaged meals? Do you use both sides of a piece of paper? These are just some of the questions we asked students at English Martyrs to see just how environmentally aware they were.

In a change from their normal Geography lessons, CAFOD were invited in to work with the students on the issue of climate change. The game Sometimes, Always, Never is always a favourite, asking the young people to give one of the three answers to twenty questions that explore different things we could do to help reduce climate change.

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Getting to grips with the climate change game

This was followed by the climate change game, a classic board game with a twist that, as the name suggests, presents students with a variety climate change dilemmas to overcome!

It was a great time to visit as we’ve just launched a new campaign, Power to Be, that asks governments and the World Bank to invest more in renewable energy. This will not only help offset climate change but also provide poor people living in rural areas with a much needed source of power. If you’d like to get involved, please follow the link to our webpage.

A major coup for the North-East

On Thursday 2nd February, Lord Nicholas Stern will reflect on what’s happened in the ten years since his landmark report on the economic impacts of climate change.

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Lord Nicholas Stern climate change.

This major event will be held at Newcastle University and  will be followed by a panel discussion on Christian Responses to Climate Change including CAFOD’s very own Maria Elena Arana. Click below for full details.

4th Newcastle Jubilee Development lecture