Want Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency? There is a new petition on Manchester City Council’s website that you can sign if you live, work or study in Manchester (registration required, but takes about 1 minute: see here).
We the undersigned petition the Council to declare a climate emergency, with a target to be “zero carbon” by the year 2030, with a proportionate share of Manchester Airports emissions (35.5 percent owned by the Council) included in the carbon budget it sets.
Other councils around the United Kingdom have declared a climate emergency. While Manchester has set a target of being zero-carbon by 2038 (based on production-based emissions), this is not ambitious enough. Moreover, it excludes a fair share of the overall emissions from Manchester Airport. Declaring a climate emergency, and then taking the relevant actions, will show true leadership on the crucial issue facing young people today.
You can sign the petition here. PLEASE encourage your friends, family and acquaintances to sign it too, and to share it as you have. Here below are some other things you could do
- Create a pinned tweet on your twitter feed with text along the lines of this below I’ve signed the petition calling for #Manchester City Council to declare a #climate emergency. If you live, work or study in Manchester, you can (should!) too. https://bit.ly/2uBnnFS And tag people into it who you think will sign it/give it a signal boost.
- Repost it on facebook
- Change your twitter/facebook photo to something like this.
- Having an email signature that says, well – I’ve signed the petition calling for Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency. If you live, work or study in Manchester, you can (should!) too. https://bit.ly/2uBnnFS
- Encourage your friends, family and acquaintances to do so
- Make a short video (use your phone) explaining why you signed, why it’s important to you, encouraging your friends to do the same, and then posting online
- Encouraging any groups you are part of to include the existence of the petition in every newsletter/digest they send out
- Encourage other people to make videos
- Other suggestions welcome!