Climate Action Roadshow

14th April 2022 News

A climate action roadshow will be held across Calderdale this summer to raise awareness about the increasing impact of climate change on our lives and encourage people living and working in the area to take action to prevent major flooding events given the increasingly extreme weather.

The roadshow (the first in the borough) will comprise of a travelling exhibition and varied events programme which will take place in towns and high flood risk areas urging everyone from school children to businesses to help slow the flow of water and adapt to climate change.

It is being coordinated by local flood management charity, Slow the Flow, and is funded by the National Lottery Together For Our Planet fund, a grants programme set up to mark the UK’s hosting of Cop26 last November.

The charity, which is volunteer-run, plans to work with local businesses, voluntary organisations and partners to host the roadshow and is asking for individuals or organisations that would like to get involved to get in touch.

Slow the Flow is planning a programme of events in Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden and Brighouse, find out more here.

Volunteers lifting a large tree ready to use as a leaky dam.

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