Demand A Future – York

When:
June 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Where:
York Explore Library
Library Square
Museum Street
York YO1 7DS
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shared Earth

‘Demand a Future’, a forum on climate emergency.
Spurred on by the recent schoolchildren strikes and by the declaration by Parliament of a Climate Emergency, Shared Earth has become the first company in the UK to announce a climate crisis levy on products, as opposed to services. This 10% levy will be applied to all products imported by air, and to all products made of plastic, such as resin statues from Thailand and suncatchers from Bali. Meanwhile, Shared Earth is working with suppliers to develop alternative, more sustainable materials. In addition, a self-imposed 10% levy will be applied to all travel made by air by Shared Earth staff.

The proceeds from this levy will be used for planting trees, alternative energy and other projects which help to combat the negative effects of global warming.

In the light of the climate crisis, Shared Earth is now putting environmental issues at the top of its agenda. Shared Earth’s founder and MD Jeremy Piercy believes that all businesses should be asking themselves how they can reduce their CO2 emissions, to help slow down the increasing reality of climate change. “We can’t just ignore this problem and continue as we are, using up limited fossil fuels and expecting others to solve this crisis,” he comments. “There are lots of things we can do, both large and small, as individuals and as businesses, all of which will contribute to positive change. Commercially, these can pay off too. A younger generation of consumers is emerging with different values and aspirations, and they will support businesses which actively address the problems of climate change, which could seriously affect their lives in 20 or 30 years’ time.”

You are invited to a forum on the climate emergency:

4pm – 7pm is for family activities and arts events;
7pm – 9pm is a people’s assembly;
9pm – 11pm is live music and poetry.
Entry is free.