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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Tread Lightly 2019 a success!

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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