Birmingham Council declared a Climate Emergency in June 2019, but what next?

On Wednesday 6 November Birmingham Friends of the Earth will be hosting a climate change event at The Warehouse Cafe, 54-57 Allison Street, B55TH. The event will start at 6:30pm and finish 8pm with a networking session.

*Who is this event for?*
Do you want to get in more involved in what the council does regarding the climate emergency, or do you want spread the word to your community? Or is all of this a bit confusing and you would like clarity about what is really going on and what role you can take?

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are hosting a workshop aimed at individuals who want to get more involved in the climate emergency but would more information on the subject and/or want to up-skill themselves.

*Agenda for the workshop:*
Introduction – We will cover what the climate emergency is, when was it declared, what we know about it so far and what the specific asks are (10-15mins)

Table topics – We will split participants into three tables where a facilitator will cover with you the following three topics for 20 mins each:

1. Engaging you councillor – How to find out who your councillor is, how to contact them & options for engaging them.

2. Suggestions for the council – What do we want from the report/commitments.

3. Conversational tools – How to spread the word & encourage people who might not be engaged/interested.

Networking – We will finish off the event with 10-15 mins for networking, and we encourage you to make connections with other participants as well as ourselves!

The event will take place at The Warehouse Cafe (54-57 Allison Street, B55TH) where tea and coffee will be available for purchase. The event will start at 6:30pm and we aim to finish at 8:30pm.