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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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Footsteps at local community events

Footsteps was at the Kings Heath Earth Day Celebration organised by All Saints Church in the Village Square, Kings Heath. A steady stream of people enjoyed interactive games, face painting, learning, fun and conversation.  A couple of weeks later Footsteps had a stall at the Martineau Gardens open day.  A feature of the Footsteps stand […]

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Showing the Love

People of faith from across Birmingham gathered at Birmingham Central Mosque last Sunday to Show the Love & share some tea! Ali Yousef provided a warm welcome from Birmingham Central Mosque, and Chris Martin from Footsteps was our MC for the afternoon. Rebecca Hawkins from the Climate Coalition introduced us to #ShowTheLove – the national […]

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Tread Lightly 2018 a success!

For our third Tread Lightly conference, Footsteps joined with the Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Living the Change to spend Sunday afternoon 18 November in Smethwick (just over the Birmingham city boundary).  The theme was Exploring Food, Faith and Living Sustainably.   Speakers from faith groups and projects shared their initiatives and insights.  Discussion and networking opportunities […]

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Report on IPCC Launch Event

Footsteps’ Chris Martin reports on a national event which highlighted the latest research and ideas for action on climate change: This report is an account of my personal experience of the European Launch of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5° C global warming conference in London on Monday 15 October.  The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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Tread Lightly Programme confirmed

Check out the full programme for Tread Lightly on this Earth – then register and get involved! Sunday 18th November 2018 at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick. 1:00 Optional tour of the Gurdwara (please indicate when registering) 1:30 Registration for conference 2:00 – 5:00pm Speakers & Discussions 2:00 Faiths & Food – perspectives from Quakers, EcoSikh, […]

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Footsteps help Stourbrige love their place on the planet

A team of four from Footsteps contributed to a ‘Love your place on the Planet’ town wide sustainability day held at Stourbridge Quaker meeting house on 22 September. Friends of the Earth Stourbridge, Transition Stourbridge and other local churches were present as well as Stourbridge Quakers.  As well as Footsteps, sessions were led by Friends […]

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Faith Communities Celebrate Global Week of Climate Commitments

Photo: (c) GreenFaith. Between 7th and 14th October, our friends at Living the Change brought people of faith together around the world, to celebrate the ‘Week of Living the Change’. This globally-connected celebration was the first of its kind, as diverse faith leaders and community members — including high-level leaders from around the world — […]

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