Here’s some of the campaigns we’re supporting. Why not get involved?
On Wednesday 7th July Green Party activist Graham Wroe will present the petition “Sheffield City Council, stop using Glyphosate” to the full Council meeting at Pond’s Forge. The petition currently has 6384 signatures, so will force the Council to debate it.
At 1pm there will be a rally outside Pond’s Forge, with street theatre from Act Now and speeches from Green Party Councillor Alison Teal (Executive Member for Sustainable Neighbourhoods, Wellbeing, Parks and Leisure), Graham Wroe (initiator of the petition), Deb from Extinction Rebellion. Other political parties have been invited to send speakers.
Act Now are encouraging audience participation. Children and those young at heart are encouraged to come dressed as insects.
At the June meeting the Council declared a Nature Emergency so there is a big expectation for them to start putting this into practice by protecting biodiversity in the city.
Better Buses for South Yorkshire
We need to keep up the pressure, so please take part in the following actions:
On Friday 18th June at 11:30am the Better Buses Campaign will be rallying outside the SCR offices at 11 Broad St West, Sheffield S1 2BQ. There will be banners and placards, and the handing over of a petition. At the end of the short rally they will march through the bus station and up to the Town Hall.
You can also sign a message urging council leaders and Mayor to make a definite commitment to franchising.
G7 & COP 26 Climate Campaign
There’s a meeting on Saturday 12th June , from 12 noon to 2pm outside Sheffield Town Hall to help to get the message out about the climate and the need for urgent action from world leaders (who are meeting in Cornwall for the G7 11th-13th June and for COP26 in Glasgow 1st-12th November).
See also the Green Party’s climate campaign website.
Declaring a Nature Emergency for Sheffield
As well as a climate crisis, our wildlife is facing a critical emergency. More than 1 in 10 of over 8,000 species assessed in the 2019 State of Nature Report are at risk of extinction – with 1 in 4 UK mammal species at threat of being lost. It is vital we tackle both the climate and ecological crises together, and ensure solutions to the climate crisis are good solutions for nature too.
Please join Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust in Declaring a Nature Emergency.
Securing a Swift return: how a simple brick can help migratory birds
Each year many of these site-faithful birds return to find access to their nest holes blocked by building renovation works that have not taken account of their needs. Sheffield’s Green Party Peer Natalie Bennet will be asking at national level what provision is being made for nesting bricks to be mandatory in renovations.
Please call upon Sheffield City Council to lead the way by writing to your Councillor.
Save Our South Yorkshire Buses
South Yorkshire traffic is in crisis: we need a better bus service to encourage people out of their cars.
Too much traveller time is wasted in traffic queues. Nitrogen dioxide and particulates in vehicle emissions cause asthma, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and early death.
Please sign the Petition.
Support for the Local Electricity Bill – Enabling community renewable energy to benefit local economies
If you want to buy your electricity from local renewable sources, such as the local school or sports hall that have solar panels on their roofs, you cannot. These local producers are unable sell the energy they generate directly to local people, but must sell it to a utility who sells it on to customers. The Local Electricity Bill aims to change this.