First UK school eco-council set up in Cambridge
I’ve co-chaired a meeting for the first-ever schools eco-council!! this is our (children) response to the threat of climate change on future generations.
The Cambridge School Eco-Council held its inaugural meeting in the chapel at Michaelhouse Cafe on Saturday (March 9).
The establishment of the eco-council comes after the Schhol Strike on Friday (Feb 15) and ahead of the global school strike for climate on Friday (March 15). For the second time children across Cambridge walk out of school in a bid to speed up the political and economic response to the climate crisis.
We -Cambridge pupils- issued a ‘Declaration and Eco-Plan on the Climate Emergency’ this weekend which highlighted the drastic action now required to stabilise climate change.
“If we continue burning fossil fuels, building unsustainable infrastructure and degrading our environment, children like us all over the world will hurt or even die” and outlined action plans on three fronts:
– Schools: To educate about lifestyle choices, adopt an eco-code including “an eco-audit and act on all its recommendations, so that all schools are eco-schools”.
– Town & Country: To “commit to carbon neutrality well before 2030”, to “declare a local climate emergency and mean it”, “support local renewables” and impose carbon taxes “to be spent on carbon sequestration and climate change programmes”.
– Country: to “make national and international transport sustainable”, “stop fossil fuel subsidies”, “start energy rationing” and “change food and agriculture systems”.
Check the full article by Cambridge Independent