On Earth Day (22nd April 2021) Footsteps explored Local to Global – the power of interfaith action for the climate. Our webinar attracted 20 participants ranging from northern California, Warwick University to local activists and environmental campaigners.
We saw two short videos about Footsteps’ work in Birmingham, then Marilyn Hull from Birmingham Anglican Climate Action chaired a lively discussion sharing experiences and opportunities to work together. Although the starting point was the same as our recent event for Sacred People Sacred Earth, the discussion went in a different direction – showing the many possibilities for engaging with climate action.
You can view an edited recording below.
If you’re interested in a particular section of the discussion, use the timings below to jump in:
|00:00||Local to Global – Earth Day Webinar 2021 – Power of Interfaith Action (17 mins)|
|Small Footsteps summer schools|
Footsteps Balsall Heath & Moseley summer faith walk
Footsteps’ City Council Climate Emergency engagement
|17:14||City Council Route to Zero Progress Update|
|18:03||Council Climate Action in Warwickshire|
|20.39||The power of fiction as a climate action tool|
|23:43||Footsteps Local Action (9 mins)|
|Replacing incineration campaign|
Earth Day 2019 – Kings Heath eco-fair
Earth Day 2020
Listening to Young People
|36:56||Tyseley Incinerator Update|
|38:28||Political and behaviour change|
Useful links highlighted by participants:
- Nikki Lewen’s novel Three Sisters: A Tale of Survival can be downloaded as a Kindle book.
- Climate Reality training (David Chapman, Warwick University)
- Young Christian Climate Network – Relay to COP26 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- National legal challenge on incineration
- National campaign on a moratorium on new incineration
- Petition on Tyseley Incinerator
- The Naturally Birmingham Project parks and green spaces City of Nature plans
- Coventry Green Code
- Brum Breathes resources on air quality