Climate Coalition Lobby "THE TIME IS NOW" 26th June 2019

20 July 2019

Leaving Exeter that morning on the 6.15 bus, I was representing the WI, and was joined by Woodland Trust, National Trust and RSPB members from Devon. We were forming part of the biggest ever environmental mass lobby to gather along the Thames, across Lambeth Bridge (where Central Devon was located) and alongside Parliament. Other groups involved were Christian Aid, WWF, SAS, Oxfam, 38 Degrees, CAFOD, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and Tearfund. The idea was to help to shape the content of the new Environment Bill by speaking to our MPs. About 12,000 attended and 350 MPs came to speak to their constituencies. Mel Stride was not able to meet us on the day but a future meeting is planned.

At 2 pm we all symbolically set off our alarm clocks and phones to emphasis that more action must be taken. We must do all we can to help our environment, as individuals and as a country.

More details about the Climate Coalition here.


Frances Anson