COWC's theme for 2018-2019 is   Climate Change - The Human Impact

 

We have chosen the theme of Climate Change – The Human Impact to reflect COWC’s position in Carlisle of raising awareness, not just of the current crises and inequalities in the world and ways of addressing them, but also of some of the root causes of these crises. For example, if we look at the Refugee Crisis, there has been a long term exodus of people from impoverished countries, particularly in Africa, over the last few decades. They are seeking a better life as a result of floods, famine, desertification and different aspects of climate change which has in turn caused political crises, tensions and conflict over land, water and other precious resources and forced people to leave their homes for a better life and opportunities for their families elsewhere. 

We hope, through this theme year, to increase awareness locally of the direct links between climate change and poverty around the world, promoting discussion, generating ideas and global and local solutions in households, schools and public venues around North Cumbria. 

Activities

Talks and Assemblies

Throughout the year COWC staff and volunteers will be delivering talks and assemblies in local schools and colleges. We have developed a short film which highlights the impact of climate change on communities from Kenya to India and Carlisle.

 

Dates for your Diaries

27th September 7.30pm, Tullie House. Mike Berners-Lee will deliver the inaugural One World Talk at Borderlines Festival: Big People in a Small World.

 

17th December 7.00pm, University of Cumbria Fusehill St.

Professor Jem Bendell from the university's Institute for Learning and Sustainability will give a public talk: If it’s too late, what now? Starting conversation on creative responses to collapse and beyond. All welcome 

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Carlisle Plastics Campaign

COWC has been working with volunteers from Sustainable Carlisle to introduce and promote the new water refill scheme Refill Carlisle. For more information download the Refill App or visit www.refill.org.uk.


Links

The Big Shift campaign by Christian Aid has some excellent resources to raise awareness of and promote action on Climate Change 


CAFOD also campaigns on Climate Change in the UK and around the world, asking MPs to sign up to be Zero Heroes


Oxfam has a range of educational resources on Climate Change here


Friends of The Earth campaign on a range of climate change issues, including fracking, plastics and renewable energies

Resources

Contact us

To arrange a talk, borrow books or DVDs from our One World Library, show our short film, or talk about a public screening of a Climate Change Awareness film.

Email: cowc.contact@gmail.com or

Phone: 07881488566 

 



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