Climate charity hosting green event at Ormesby Hall

POLITICIANS from the region are being urged to attend an event aimed at celebrating the green transition and creation of jobs in the sector while discussing climate change.

National climate charity Hope for the Future is hosting the day in Teesside on Sunday.

The Sheffield-based organization is trying to bring together politicians and constituents to talk about climate change and the environment.

Redcar MP Jacob Young and Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston are among those who have said they will attend the event at Ormesby Hall, in Middlesbrough. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and other MPs and councilors have also been invited.

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Steven Sahota, North of England and Scotland coordinator for Hope for the Future, said: “We’re delighted that Jacob and Andy have already accepted their invites and hope other politicians locally will either come along too, or feel free to introduce themselves on the day.

“We will be showcasing air source heat pumps and solar panels and talking up the potential benefits of so many green jobs, especially for the Tees Valley region, which is at the forefront of the new green industrial revolution.

“We have CPRE, the countryside charity, also exhibiting as we look to explore how the green transition can be balanced in rural areas be it with schemes like rewilding, hedgerow growing or support from local communities.

“The desire to support the environment and protect against climate change is probably stronger in the younger generation than any other and we’ve also got plenty of fun activities for all the family with a positive message for the future.”

Hope for the Future’s Teesside event is one of a string being held across the country by the charity to energize neighborhoods, build connections, share information and bring them together with their politicians to plot ways of improving the environment in their own backyards.

Steven said: “The events will focus on the most important issues in that area right now.

“We want people to leave feeling inspired, and confident about how we can make positive change on climate in the local area and beyond.

“People might ask – what’s the point of talking in the face of such a huge crisis like climate change?

“But we have seen the positive changes that can be sparked by conversations between communities and their elected representatives.

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“With more people involved in the conversation on climate change, our vision for the future will be fairer and more hopeful for all.”

Ormesby Hall’s Love Local day is on from 10.30am-4pm this Sunday, June 26th with free entry.

There will be a range of small businesses and charity stalls selling crafts and food, with activities for all ages.

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