Uniting to explore climate change
Thursday 22nd September 2011
A unique partnership project has started between Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Newcastle Fairtrade Partnership - Newcastle City Council’s steering group that raises awareness of Fairtrade issues in the city.
The purpose of the project is to explore how climate change affects the environment both locally and globally and examine the difference in impacts on us all.
Laura Lowther from Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Stella Carmichael from Newcastle City Council will be collaborating with a variety of existing partners thereby strengthening links; at the same time, they will be working to engage the public in local wildlife and conservation projects as well as keeping them abreast on worldwide issues such as global warming and the value of Fairtrade products.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Laura Lowther said: ““Climate Change is something we’ve all heard of but may not fully understand. This project is a great way to address this as well as exploring the wider environmental agenda.”
Stella Carmichael, Fairtrade Officer (left) and Laura Lowther (Northumberland Wildlife Trust (right)
Fairtrade Officer, Stella Carmichael said: “It is very rewarding to be working with people with great commitment and passion for the local environment. This joint project on climate change is an opportunity to extend that enthusiasm to the global environment, through Fairtrade, which will benefit everybody."