Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice

Sign up now to Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice on 5 December

Worried about climate change? Frustrated by the governmentā€™s inaction on active travel and other measures to tackle emissions? Eager to do something to get yourĀ TDs to takeĀ #ClimateActionNow?

Then join the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition in Buswells Hotel, Dublin, on Wednesday 5th December,Ā for Rise for Climate, JobsĀ &Ā Justice.

Cyclist.ie, a member of theĀ Stop Climate ChaosĀ coalition since 2016, will be participating on the day offering cycling as a real solution to transport climate pollution reduction through theĀ #Allocate4CyclingĀ campaign.

Register for this event and email yourĀ TDsĀ to ask them to meet you at theĀ event.Ā  A template is provided. You can add your own message about how cycling can help us meet our emissions targets:

  • Transport accounts for 20% of overall emissions (and of this 52% comes from private cars)
  • Investing in cycling provides excellent value for money
  • Cycle trips donā€™t generate air or noise pollution
  • Cycling is an affordable mobility option for all

Sounds great! But what should I talk to themĀ about?

All you need to do is share your real concerns about climate change with yourĀ TDs. Tell them that as your elected representative, they and their party should do more to reduce Irelandā€™s emissions, and that we canā€™t go on being one of the worst polluters per person inĀ Europe.

We took part in similar SCC hosted events previously and those who have participated have found them empowering. Plus, we know thatĀ TDs are impacted by meeting groups of their own constituents who care passionately about an issue. A few years ago, running a similar kind of lobby day secured the climate law. Now, we need an action plan that actually cuts greenhouse gasĀ emissions.

Trishaw bike brings joy to residents of Belvilla Community Unit

ā€œWe have taken trips along the canal and really enjoy heading through the Tenters to Weaver Park, ending up in a shaded spot to enjoy some people-watching and ice-cream. Children and dogs find us particularly fascinating and come over to have a closer inspection. We’ve also had fun sitting in the sun listening to the bells of the Cathedral in St Patrick’s park and chatting to tourists about our ā€˜contraptionā€™.ā€ Read article

With help from Cycling without Age