Cakes handed out as part of climate campaign

Worthing Climate Action Network offered free cakes to shoppers as it continues its campaign to reduce the impact of climate change.

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 12:59 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:17 am
Worthing Climate Action Network continues its call to West Sussex County Council to divest funds from fossil fuel firms

Information tables were set up in the town centre last Saturday to promote the group’s call to West Sussex County Council to divest funds from fossil fuel firms.

The group handed in its first batch of 500 petition signatures to County Hall in April. It is now encouraging supporters to sign the online petition on its Facebook page, at www.facebook.com/worthingclimateaction

Emma Cameron, spokesperson for the group, said: “Our stall was just one of many actions being taken in the UK and across the world as part of this first Global Divestment Mobilisation week to raise awareness of the dangers of climate change.

“The stall, with our free cakes, was a great way to engage with the public and to hand out leaflets about our campaign.

“We found there was a lot of support for our call on West Sussex County Council to divest funds from fossil fuels and reinvest into more ethical funds or into the renewable energy sector both of which can now offer better returns for investors.

“Divesting these funds and greatly decreasing our use of fossil fuels now is essential if we are to avoid leaving our children and future generations to cope with the effects of catastrophic climate change.”