Sheffield campaigners to raise voices for climate change

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A mass sing-a-long followed by a silent vigil will take place in Sheffield to raise awareness for climate change this weekend.

Time for the Climate will take place in Tudor Square in the city centre on Saturday November 28.

The Sheffield Climate Alliance event is timed to coincide with the Global People’s Climate March taking place around the world.

Campaigners say they want to show that Sheffield cares about the planet and want action on climate change. At 2pm they will raise their voices for climate change followed by a one-and-a-half minute silent vigil.

The one-and-a-half minute will symbolise a call for world leaders at UN Climate talks in Paris later this month to seek a deal to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees for the most vulnerable countries facing climate change.

There will also be time for cake, as a Climate Cake-off competition will be judged by local Bake-Off star, Howard Middleton, with help from Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, and Julia Armstrong of the The Star.

Other activities will include music from choirs and bands, craft activities and a debate, hosted by Festival of Debate.

Jenny Carpenter, co-chair of Sheffield Climate Alliance said: “We are really excited about this event and the chance to show our leaders that here in Sheffield we care deeply about keeping fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Although our event has a serious message, it will be fun and engaging and aims to help build a strong, local climate movement.”

Time for the Climate will take place in Tudor Square and nearby Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, from 12 noon until 4.30pm.