Join our CLIMATE EMERGENCY walk
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Join our CLIMATE EMERGENCY walk
17 September @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
People walking together sends a powerful message calling for action. Pilgrimage, camino, haj and long marches have marked the need for determination and change, no less today when injustice, widespread poverty and planetary collapse can and must be overcome.
We ask all individuals, schools and school children, and all community organisations to add to this commitment of love and concern for nature, the planet and humanity.
We intend that this year will see an end to investment in fossil fuels by local pension funds, the greatest encouragement and support to switch from carbon-intensive transport and jobs to healthy, productive and caring work, and international agreements that not only proclaim the need to avert global warming but agree the emergency measures that will get us there. We believe we need net zero carbon emissions in Bradford by 2030.
We are organising a route from Baildon to Shipley to Bradford on the afternoon of Friday 17th September, with welcoming festivities in Centenary Square. We welcome suggestions of other Bradford actions to take place at the same time. Some will walk from their own areas to meet up in Centenary Square. We are planning activities at Centenary Square from 5.00pm, such as dance, music, circle the town hall and Speakers’ Corner. Make your own banners and dress up colourfully (perhaps as animals?) if you want!
To support the Climate Emergency Walk to Bradford and get involved in making it happen, contact David Somerville on 07581836275 or email email@example.com or 01274493191
Co-ordination by Baildon and Shipley Friends of the Earth; Bradford Global Justice Now; Bradford Climate and Nature Network; Extinction Rebellion; United Peoples Movement; Baildon Town Council; CAFOD Leeds Diocese; Manningham Project; GMB Union Yorks; Free2B-me; Bradford One Spirit
Timings: Baildon leaving at 1.30 and Shipley at 3.15. We welcome everyone to join us at any point of the walk, or join in at 5pm at Centenary Square (see above)
Assemble at Ian Clough Hall outside and depart promptly at 1.30. *Cross Browgate at zebra and go down right side of Browgate to Cliffe Avenue and turn right to Link Centre. Leave Link Centre prompt at 2 pm and *cross Cliffe Avenue immediately and turn left and go along right side of CA to Baildon Road and turn right to go down to Otley Road in single file and turn right on Otley Road arriving at Green Lane turning.*Cross and assemble leaving at 2.40 to go on:*Cross Saltaire Road at Fox’s Corner lights and go up Otley Road and turn right at Taxi office into Kirkgate and continue on right side to Kirkgate Community Centre. Leave Kirkgate CC prompt at 3.15 turn left and go back to Otley Road, turning left to traffic lights. *Turn right over lights and go along Leeds Road on right side continuing past the bridge and turning right up Carnegie Drive and reaching Cycle Lane No 66. Leave here at 3.30 and walk along cycle Lane until reaching Aldi on Stanley Road. Continue along Stanley Road on right side and at 4.30*cross Canal Road at the lights going along CR pavement to Bradford City Centre following Canal Road and *Old Canal Road to Broadway Shopping Centre rear *and on to Market Street to City Hall and Centenary Square arriving 5.30.
Possible toilet stops are Kirkgate Community Centre, ACW, Costa, Broadway, but there are ‘discreet outdoor points’ along the cycle lane.
*means a place where we will need to have marshals to cross safely