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Kings community need to get behind the movement says local climate campaigner

 Published on: 23rd April 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Co-founder of Transition in Kings is urging the community to support the campaign of climate change to put more pressure on the government.

Karen Mellor co-founded the climate change group in 2010 and believes it is “hugely important” for people to be more aware of the crisis.

Speaking to MyKingsNews, she said: “It is hugely important. It’s critical that people locally need to be more aware of the impact that climate change is having and will have in the future.

“The younger generation need to come out because it will be them who will be effected the most. The young people need to continue rising up and putting pressure on the government to declare it as an emergency because it is. 

“Fortunately for the UK, there are many towns that are in transition to get the message out. But climate change isn’t something you can wait around on, people have to act now.”

In a bid to make villagers aware of the movement, Transition in Kings stood in solidarity with the thousands of student strikers across the country and organised a march in Kings last month.

Meeting at Kings Langley Common, the group, equipped with banners and posters, marched through the village to demand faster and greater government action on climate change.

Karen explained: “We wanted people to see us and be motivated by our message and join the fight. We are organising another march this month and we want to see as many locals there as possible.”

Karen also wanted to bring the Mothers Climate March to the attention of residents which is taking place on Sunday, May 12 from 12 to 3pm.

The march is in support of the students that have taken to London’s streets recently and will begin from Hyde Park Corner to Westminster.

For more information about Transition in Kings and the local march in May, contact Karen on karenvictoriamellor@gmail.com

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