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Councillor Waseem Zaffar speaking at Tread Lightly

Birmingham faith communities explore ways to address the climate emergency at ‘Tread Lightly’ event. Over 40 people from Birmingham’s diverse faith communities gathered at the Sri Ram Mandir Hindu Temple in Sparkbrook on Sunday 17 November for the fourth ‘Tread Lightly’ interfaith event. The afternoon was coordinated by Footsteps, a project of Birmingham Council of […]

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Low Carbon Travel to Tread Lightly 2019

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Tread Lightly this Sunday (17th November) at Sree Ram Mandir, Walford Rd, Sparkbrook, B11 1NR (just off the Stratford Road). If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time to do so! Register for Tread Lightly Below are some options for low carbon travel to the venue from Birmingham […]

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Can Small Businesses help tackle Climate Change?

Chris Martin (Footsteps’ secretary) spoke about the Birmingham climate emergency and the role for faith communities at the recent Harnessing SME Innovation and Tackling Climate Change conference at Birmingham University.  The aim of the conference was to explore how ‘small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs, aka small businesses) can help tackle climate change through innovation. Traditionally […]

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Birmingham Faith Communities call for Action ahead of Climate Strike

Ahead of Climate Strikes in Birmingham on 20th September, an interfaith environmental network has set out how politicians, faith groups and environmental organisations can work together to respond to the climate emergency declared by Birmingham City Council in June. Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) is today publishing a new report: ‘Birmingham Climate Emergency […]

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What’s your story?

Research into people’s motivation to take action on climate change. Hilary Topp has helped us create a survey to find out what action people of faith in Birmingham are taking to tackle climate change. Please help us by completing the survey: The survey enables you to share your story of actions (big or small) to […]

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Footsteps Visit to Tyseley Energy Park

Footsteps 2019 summer interfaith walk brought together 45 people from local communities and  different faiths to learn about developing renewable power, building community and restoring the natural environment in the derelict Cole River Valley. The event started with speeches from Footsteps Chair Ruth Tetlow, who described the interfaith interest in this initiative and in exploring […]

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Interfaith Walk & Study Visit: useful info

18/08/2019, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Tyseley Energy Park, Birmingham Taking in Tyseley Energy Park, St Cyprian’s church and the Cole Valley, our walk is a unique opportunity to visit a little known corner of Birmingham and see how it is developing renewable power, building community and preserving the natural environment. Here’s some helpful […]

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Birmingham declares a Climate Emergency

On Tuesday 11th June 2019 Birmingham City Council Council unanimously passed a motion declaring a Climate Emergency. The public gallery was filled with young people and folk from the campaigning groups who had worked so hard over the past months to reach this point.  The motion was brought with cross party support and tabled by […]

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Climate Emergency!

Birmingham Faith Community leaders call on Birmingham City Council to Declare a Climate Emergency. Update: the motion was passed unanimously! Leaders from Birmingham’s faith communities are calling on Birmingham City Council to declare a Climate Emergency.   On Monday morning (10th June) Tarang Shelat, Footsteps steering group member and President of Hindu Council of Birmingham, […]

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