TEN years after opening the UK's first race circuit based higher education facility, local constituency MP for North Wiltshire James Gray returns to Wiltshire College Motorsport Centre in Castle Combe on Friday 14th October.
Built in 2006 at a cost of £500,000 to help integrate education with employment and technological innovations in motor sport, the 6,500 square foot purpose-built Centre now attracts over 100 students each year. This is the first in a planned series of events organised as a platform to facilitate sustainable engagement between UK higher education institutions, experienced senior parliamentary figures and ecumenical leaders. Invited delegates and guest speakers representing Christian Aid, Wiltshire Climate Action Network, Fairtrade Foundation and Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon will have an opportunity to lobby an experienced parliamentarian on Government policy around the future of motoring, green fuel technologies and carbon neutral economics.
An online academic book fair profiling published titles relevant to the event's theme and networking opportunities will also be available.
Christian Aid's South West regional co-ordinator Dan Doherty said: "These exciting local events provide an opportunity for people who are passionate about climate change to ask their local MP what progress is being made in Parliament. It is a great way to demonstrate our vision of 100% clean energy in a generation so that everyone can live life to the full."
Entry is free of charge but must be booked in advance as only a limited number of seats are available. To check availability and reserve a ticket contact Christian Aid on 023 8070 6969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 CLIMATE ACTION WEEK – PARLIAMENTARY LOBBYING EVENT
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER, 10.00am to 12 noon
WILTSHIRE COLLEGE MOTORSPORT CENTRE
9.30-10.00am: Registration & Welcome – Principal Amanda Burnside, Wiltshire College – http://www.wiltshire.ac.uk/college/strategic.asp
10.00-10.20am: Guest speaker 1 – Stephen Dominy, Dorset & Wiltshire Co-ordinator, Christian Aid – 'Technology for transformation around climate change – local solutions to a global problem' – http://www.christianaid.org.uk/
10:20-10.35am: Academic e-journal and e-book fair facilitated by Intellect Books – http://intellectbooks.co.uk
- Climate Change: Intellect Books, 'Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture' > http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=17577/
- Green fuel technologies: Institute of Sustainable Energy & the Environment, University of Bath > http://www.bath.ac.uk/i-see/
- Carbon neutral economics: Sage Publishing, 'Journal of Automobile Engineering' > https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/proceedings-institution-mechanical-engineers-part-d-journal-automobile-engineering
10.35-10.50am: Guest speaker 2 – Vivienne Kynaston, Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon & Former National Campaigns Committee, Fairtrade – 'How Fairtrade fits with climate change action in relation to the motor industry' – http://climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk/
11:05am-11.50am: Q & A session: led by Rt Hon James Gray MP (North Wiltshire) – http://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/james-gray/261
11.50am-12 noon: Networking & Close
This parliamentary lobbying event is organised by Liam Gallimore-Wells for Christian Aid in partnership with Wiltshire College,The Climate Coalition and Act Alliance.