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Learning from Covid-19

Learning from Covid-19: repairing the damage, embedding the positives Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop provided an opportunity to listen to stories about the damage that Covid virus is causing, hearing about faith community responses and identify how to embed positive changes.  The workshop was also to provide the Birmingham City Council Taskforce […]

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Climate – Perspectives of Young People

Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop provided an opportunity to listen to the stories of young people who have been leading the call for meaningful change.  The workshop was also to provide the Birmingham City Council Taskforce with a view from the grassroots of what is needed from young people’s perspectives. Some 10 […]

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Just Transition – Communities

David Cox being interviewed by Mahmooda Qureshi

Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop explored ‘just transition’ from a community perspective.  ‘Just transition’ lies at the heart of Birmingham’s June 2019 climate emergency declaration for the City to become “net zero carbon by 2030 or as soon after as a just transition permits – making sure we take communities with us, […]

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Earth, Climate & Birmingham online workshops

Following a successful online gathering Our Cities & Climate, Footsteps held four online workshops to obtain local community and neighbourhood insights into the gathering’s main themes. Summaries of the workshops with conclusions are available below: Just Transition – Communities Climate – Perspectives of Young People Learning from Covid-19 Just Transition – Funding the Solutions Each […]

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Reflections on Earth Day

22nd April 2020 saw the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and Footsteps marked the occasion with an online gathering: Our Cities and Climate. There were nearly 150 participants in total over three sessions – from Birmingham; across the UK; India; Armenia and elsewhere. Each session consisted of five blocks of pre-recorded contributions: faith community; music, […]

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Resources from Earth Day

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Earth Day online programme on 22nd April. Below are videos of all of the pre-recorded contributions, with links to further information about the contributors. You are welcome to use any of these conference materials, we simply ask that you credit the author of the material, and Footsteps […]

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Catch up: Seminar at Tyseley Energy Park

Over 30 academics, faith groups, renewable energy practitioners and local residents gathered at St Cyprian’s Church, Hay Mills, Birmingham to explore together the future of renewable power in Birmingham. The seminar was a sequel to Footsteps annual interfaith walk around the perimeter of the Energy Park  in August.  The seminar focused on the technologies being […]

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