Monday, 6 June 2022

Environment Monday - Event this Sunday at Mill Hill East Church - Guest blog by Dr Anna Hands

By Dr Anna Hands,

Below is some info about a screening in Mill Hill of 'Legacy' - The best event I went to when I attended COP26 last year was an exclusive screening of 'Legacy' by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (feat. Sting) about the relationship between humanity and nature through history.

Invitation: Screening and discussion of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's documentary 'Legacy', narrated by Sting - 6-8.30 PM on Sunday 12 June at Mill Hill East Church (free)
The film discusses the relationship between humanity and nature through history. It is very like an Attenborough documentary, just as breath-takingly beautiful.It is a free screening to share it with the community at Mill Hill East Church. There will be a discussion of ideas of community actions to help tackle the climate crisis after the screening with snacks and soft drinks provided.

More information and the link to sign up is here: (Please sign up so we can get a rough idea of numbers but anyone is welcome whether they sign up or now.)

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The Pupil Power Roadshow at COP26
At the screening, I will also be sharing information about some inspiring secondary school students I took to COP26, including some who go to school in Barnet.

Partnering with the UK Schools Sustainability Network (UKSSN), we took over 20 secondary school students to engage with policymakers and the public in the Green and Blue Zones at COP26 last November. One of the students who goes to school in Barnet sat on a panel discussion run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and met Nadhim Zahawi afterwards. Also, Rt Hon Alok Sharma visited our stall in the Green Zone to meet the students there. You can read more about the project here or see a short video about what the students had to say about their experiences here. We also hosted a panel discussion on how to green your personal finance in the COP26 Green Zone in case of interest - one of the biggest impacts we have on the planet is through our money - which you can watch here.

Dr Anna Hands  is a PPL PWR Director. Find out more about their work here - Check out more at the People Power website: - Social media on Facebook,  TwitterInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn.

Ed comment.

Barnet Council have finally declared a climate emergency after the victory at the local elections by The Labour Party. They are advertising for a sustainability officer

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Portfolio Lead  (Sustainability) to join our growing Sustainability Team. This newly established role will be responsible for building on, expanding and amplifying the work already taking place across the Council to deliver against our ambitious Net Zero commitments (as a Council by 2030 and as a place no later than 2042). You will be responsible for developing an aspirational and rigorous strategy and associated Climate Engagement Plan, engaging with residents, partners and communities, to establish Sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

About you

You will be an enthusiastic individual who is keen to drive change through our ambitious programme of delivery. As such you will have significant experience of managing complex multi-disciplinary teams within a local government context at a management level and excellent knowledge of best practice in programme management (a good understanding of Climate Change will be desirable).

As a driver for change you will have strong communication skills and be able to influence at all levels of the organisation and its partners. You will be responsible for developing and managing a team to support the organisation in delivering it commitments to becoming Net Zero. You will be comfortable collaborating across the organisation and have strong leadership skills; with a proven experience of getting things done!

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