One Million Climate Jobs – creating the future we want! 18th and 19th May

Friends,

Public Meetings supported by Sheffield Quakers coinciding with the visit to Sheffield of the National Climate Jobs Caravan:

Friday 18th May 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Quaker Meeting House,

Follow-up workshop on Sat 19th May at 9.30-12, with Occupy and World Development Movement, will make the links between climate jobs and an economy for the 99% – also at Quaker Meeting House – all welcome.

The Climate Jobs promotional vehicle will be in Tudor Square from 12 to 6pm on Friday 18th May. There are films, promotional materials and a ‘Climate Job Centre’ to explain more about actual types of jobs that could be created.

The One Million Climate Jobs campaign

Two very different futures confront us at this moment – a continued push for fossil fuel extraction by powerful corporations, or a world of useful work to tackle climate change and bring security and wellbeing to all.

The One Million Climate Jobs campaign puts forward a solution to the crisis of high unemployment and austerity. It enables us to move rapidly to renewable energy, well-insulated homes, cheap public transport, healthy local food and skills for useful work.

Here in Sheffield we’ve already started to build a local movement of trade unionists, campaigners and faith groups to make this happen – we want you to join us and create a future that cares for climate, jobs and communities.

At this meeting you will hear about the One Million Climate Jobs Campaign, and how trade unionists and others can add their voices. We want to involve you in the dialogue about how to take these ideas forward, so as well as speakers there will be discussion, questions and action planning.

Our speakers:

John Stewart is the current chair of the Campaign against Climate Change and also an active member of the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group. He has been an environmental and transport campaigner for over 30 years, in recent years chairing the coalition that successfully opposed plans for a third runway at Heathrow.

Martin Mayer is chair of the Sheffield Anti-Cuts Alliance and President of Sheffield Trades Council. As a member of Unite the Union’s Executive Council and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) he works for public transport jobs and real solutions to climate change.

More information on www.climate-change-jobs.org or our Sheffield event page http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/405229559496764/ or check out the video http://youtu.be/WAO2Oa5iWa8