Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.

There was mayhem at the Barclays Sheffield branch last Monday (14th November). Dressed as cleaners, many in drag, complete with mops, buckets sponges and brushes the “Dirty Scrubbers” from Extinction Rebellion arrived to give the bank a spring clean. As tunes such as “Carwash” by Rose Royce, “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees and “IContinue reading “Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.”

Barclays action day in Sheffield

Extinction Rebellion targeted branches of Barclays all over the country today to draw attention to the fact that they are the biggest funders of fossil fuels in Europe. Act Now performed this sketch several times around the city. WARNING! Contains frightening graphs and language some may find offensive. A team of “dirty scrubbers” then arrivedContinue reading “Barclays action day in Sheffield”

Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.

A guest blog by Finn Davison On October 11th, Dr John Grant and the Sheffield branch of Extinction Rebellion held a free, open-to-all, community climate talk at Hallam University. He urged attendees to take action and get involved with activism groups such as XR. In the wake of a never-before-seen 40 °C British summer, itContinue reading “Community Climate Talks in Sheffield hear scientist claim that business as usual will cause 3 billion people to move over the next 50 years.”

Frozen Planet 2

Did you see the first part of Frozen Planet 2? Adorable scenes of penguin chicks making their way to the sea for the first time and amazing drama as killer whales show their intelligence and guile by creating waves to topple a seal from its iceberg. But the scenes of enormous skyscrapers of ice calvingContinue reading “Frozen Planet 2”

How a city can save the world

Last week I was privileged to see the Crucible Studio production “How a city can save the world”, directed by Tess Seddon and performed by the Sheffield People’s Theatre. We witnessed five ordinary Sheffielders transported into a dystopian future where only 24 people had survived the eco-apocalypse. I’m sure many of the audience will haveContinue reading “How a city can save the world”

Paul Brown needs to get his facts right on climate change.

A letter to the Sheffield Star Firstly he seems to believe we have stopped burning coal. There are still three coal power stations in the UK. Globally we are consuming more coal than ever, despite the urgent need to reduce it. Coal is the single largest source of carbon emissions and consumption increased by 9%Continue reading “Paul Brown needs to get his facts right on climate change.”

Could this be the solution to the world food crisis?

Last week the Government announced its new food strategy but was immediately criticised by its advisor, Henry Dimbleby, for omitting most of his suggestions. “It’s not a strategy,” said the founder of the Leon food chain.  “It doesn’t set out a clear vision as to why we have the problems we have now and itContinue reading “Could this be the solution to the world food crisis?”

The Felling Premiere was a huge success

The premiere of The Felling at a packed City Hall was a huge success. The film captures the amazing spirit of the tree campaigners who had no choice but to take radical action. They put their bodies on the line risking huge fines and even imprisonment to prevent the needless destruction of our street trees.Continue reading “The Felling Premiere was a huge success”

LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE

A guest blog by Karine Nohr I was looking recently at paying my Council Tax and to my shock and horror, I found that the Sheffield City Council still banks with Barclays Bank! Why does this matter, you may ask? Barclays claim that they can make a real contribution to tackling climate change. But theyContinue reading “LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE”