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News from Coventry Climate Action Network

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Below, you'll find news and articles added to the Coventry Climate Action Network website CovCAN.uk during the past week plus some forthcoming events related to climate change.

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Philip Brown

Warwick University Students Vote to Declare a Climate Emergency

In their most recent All Student Vote, students of the University of Warwick voted by 944 in favour with 64 against to mandate The President to declare a state of climate emergency, to be publicised strongly through appropriate Students’ Union social media channels and email newsletters on an ongoing basis, accompanied by a formal public statement; The Students’ Union to …
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Contributor Training Video

This short video explains how a contributor can login to this website and create your first post. https://youtu.be/dEwjAxeqrLY
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Electric Vehicles and the National Grid

Huge changes are needed in the energy system and in transport infrastructure to deal with the challenges posed by the foreseen increase in the use of electric vehicles, especially as battery technology improves and consumer resistance is overcome. The UK Government has announced a ban on petrol and diesel car sales from 2040, by which time there could be as …
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UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC)

Coventry will be home to a new national centre of excellence in developing the latest electric car battery technology, backed by £28 millions in Government investment in addition to £80 million initial investment. UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) situated near the A45/Festival Roundabout and A46/Tollbar Roundabout and at the junction of the A444 with the A4114/Whitley Roundabout in Coventry will …
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Switch Your Energy Supplier

It's easy and free to find the cheapest energy supplier and switch using an online switching site. We list several of them below. In addition there are green energy suppliers. We include some of them below. Before you begin it's a good idea to have some of your previous energy bills available. Even better, if would be useful if you …
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School Energy Efficiency

The activities of School Energy Efficiency (SEE) fall into three broad areas: Education, Consultancy and Introduction. Education SEE  develops bespoke workshops with schools to enable students to explore energy and interrelated sustainability concepts. They help students to have a positive vision of their futures, their community and world they live in, and realise that they are an integral part of …
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National Association for Environmental Education

The UK National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) started life in 1960 as the Rural Studies Association. Since then, the association has continued to support a wide range of professional educators to help them improve the quality of their teaching and their students’ learning, in relation to environmental and sustainability issues. The Association’s purpose is to promote all forms of environmental …
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West Midland Sustainable Schools Network Meeting

The next meeting of the West Midland Sustainable Schools Network Meeting will be at 10:00 to 12.30 on 25th June 2019 in Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry CV8 3LG If you haven’t attended a West Midlands Sustainable Schools meeting before please let the network know you wish to attend via their online form at https://westmidlandssustainableschoolsnetwork.com/contact/ About The West Midlands …
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Making Places Last – Sustainable Homes and Communities

On 7 November, Climate Change Solutions will be organising a conference entitled Making Places Last – Sustainable Homes and Communities. The details are still being planned but for information on last year's very successful conference see here. To book your place for this year's conference go here. For more information contact jacqui.staunton@climate-change-solutions.co.uk
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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase

Climate Change Solutions are planning to run another Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase on 18 July in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Birmingham. There will be presentations from a range of key stakeholders followed by an opportunity to ride in a FCEV and tour the University’s labs Book free delegates tickets here. For more details contact jacqui.staunton@climate-change-solutions.co.uk
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Climate Change Solutions

Climate Change Solutions was set up in 2004 to encourage the move to a low carbon future. Climate Change Solutions develops synergies and partnership projects, promoting low carbon, clean technology solutions. By running events, networks and facilitating introductions they aim to develop synergies and partnerships to promote low carbon clean technology solutions. It is run by Tony McNally and Jacqui …
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#BeatAirPollution for #WorldEnvironmentDay June 5 2019

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air. From 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay on June 5, UN Environment Programme are calling on everyone to join the Mask Challenge. Face masks are a great symbol to show leaders we want to breathe clean air. Alongside celebrities, influencers and creators, the World Environment Day campaign invites everyone to: Decide what action …
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