On the 25th June three of the SDCE directors joined other local residents and 16,000 others to take part in the Time is Now mass lobby of MPs in Westminster.
The aim of the mass lobby was to get our MPs engaged and actively taking steps towards the UK's net-zero carbon target. The UK government, parish councils, district councils, cities, businesses and others have declared Climate Emergencies, but what does it mean, and how can we get there?
One thing we know for sure, is that we need drastic policy changes to make it possible to achieve net-zero carbon, this is where our MPs are crucial and can be instrumental in tackling climate change.
We were fortunate to get a meeting with our MP for South West Devon Sir Gary Streeter. Gary doesn't have a record of voting on climate and environment yet (based on www.theyworkforyou.com) but he was very engaged and interested, and we left feeling very positive that we can work with him to make some changes.
We would urge you to get in touch with Gary and let him know what is important to you, it doesn't need to be a long eloquent letter or speech. Be yourself and tell him what matters, there are lots of tips on how to write to your MP on the Hope for the Future website, they can also help with tailored briefings for your own MP.
If you'd like to chat to us about working with Gary Streeter we'd love to hear from you, please contact us.