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Fri 29 November 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
29th November solidarity action
Location: Reading, Broad Street, in front of the Oracle

In solidarity with the school strikes for climate and the UCU and CWU strikes for pay and pension, Earth Strike UK, Reading branch invites you to Reading's very own anti Black Friday event, Green Friday, organised in collaboration with a lot of splendid Reading people.

We want to include showcases of alternative economies, like self- and community production of food, exchange economy, fairtrade, etc... to highlight how people could have a good, meaningful life even without consumerism and the exploitation of both workers and environment. We're planning for a book/clothes swap and for info session with distributions of leaflets and other literature.

This would also be a good way to start the conversation about what type of change we want to see to implement social and global justice as well as environmental care in the transition away from a fossil fuel and financialised capitalism dominated economy.

Can you come down to Reading around lunchtime on the day to help out?

We need:

- donations for the book/clothes swap

- flyers for your mutual-aid/upcycling/circular economy/sustainability initiative, so we can make it known to the public

- volunteers to help and engage with the public

- your imagination!

Contact lauraczd@gmail.com for more info!

Sun 1 December 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Climate Action 2020 - local priorities workshop!
Location: Room 3 at RISC, London Street, Reading.

Reading Friends of the Earth invite you to contribute to plans to push for serious positive changes in our local environment. This workshop will focus on priority actions for 2020 to move towards net zero emissions by 2030 – looking at what needs to be done to make Reading a better place to live and work.

We’ll cover an agenda including FoE’s checklist for Local Authority actions https://takeclimateaction.uk/sites/files/climate/documents/2019-10/A4_ClimateActionPlan_v3.pdf

and FoE’s assessment of Reading’s status and opportunities documented here https://friendsoftheearth.uk/climate-friendly-communities

After a break we’ll look in more detail at each of three key areas: deep retro-fitting homes; renewable energy; and transport.

Please book on Eventbrite on link below:

(Note: Sunday entrance to RISC may be via car park at rear.)

Wed 4 December 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019 General Election MP Hustings - Reading
Location: RISC 35-39 London St RG1 4PS

The election will be held on 12 December. This is your chance to ask prospective candidates their stance on trade policies and the effect on the poor in the global south as well as their position on introducing a ‘Green New Deal’ to address problems of trade, jobs and climate justice.

Wed 18 December 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Flood risk to residents of Caversham and Reading
Location: Reading Civic Offices, Bridge Street

POSTPONED FROM !9th November

An event to provide information about flood risk to the residents of Caversham and Reading. 

The  guest speaker is Chris Beales, Chair of Reading Climate Change Partnership 

He will be speaking about flood risk from the River Thames, resilience and climate change adaptation.