St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

23 Mar

Ta(l)king Action: Transport and Travel

Tue 23 Mar 2021 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Ta(l)king Action event header - the world in a person

Ta(l)king Action allows people to discuss the climate crisis, pledge to make positive changes, share knowledge and connect with one another. Book your place via Eventbrite.

One of the main areas we need to change individually, locally, nationally and globally is the way we get around. Whether commuting, doing the shopping or going on holiday; the way we travel is having a huge impact on global temperature rises and if we are serious about achieving net zero in the coming decades this must change. In this online Ta(l)king Action session we will hear from a range of speakers on the impact of different types of transport and the health benefits of changing our travel habits for the better.

We will use a Q&A session with our specialists to inspire us to make pledges, change our habits and cut our carbon footprint; with advice, support and collaboration from others trying to do the same.

Our speakers this time include:

  • Alistair Cameron from GALBA – a local group campaigning to stop the Leeds Bradford Airport expansion
  • Dr Matt Sawyer a GP working to promote carbon literacy and carbon reduction in the NHS through SEE Sustainability
  • Dr Tomas Sherwen, an atmospheric research scientist, in his spare time writes the LittleEco blog about attempting to live more sustainably. He will be talking about how he and his wife have reduced the environmental footprint of their household’s transport.

After presentations and questions, we will break into small groups to discuss the issues, make our pledges and make new connections with like-minded people to take action. You can view pledges from our previous event here and book your free place via Eventbrite.

This event series is a collaboration between St Nicks, Speak Carbon and Oak Tree Sustainable Living Centre. Other organisations as well as individuals aiming for a zero carbon future are warmly invited to join in and share.

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