Children's Mayor Mohammed and fellow pupils with the Running Out of Time relay baton at Ireland Wood Primary School in Leeds.

With The Climate Coalition, Children’s Mayor, Leeds City Council and C-Capture.

In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, the relay baton has reached the city of Leeds, in the heart of Yorkshire. Featuring city councillor Mohammed Rafique, relay participants Caitlin and Stefan from C-Capture, Leeds Children’s Mayor, Mohammed and members of the relay crew. We also hear from Executive Director for relay partner The Climate Coalition, Helen Meech, about the campaigns they are focused on this year, including United for People, Climate and Nature – which calls for commitment from political leaders ahead of the UK general election. 

Listen to hear more about how the climate relay is delivering this message as it moves through Great Britain. 

“…The truth is that people across the UK are already taking action to tackle climate change and to protect nature, and we believe it’s time for politicians to follow suit and to commit to ambitious action ahead of the election in this critical decade for our planet. And so we’re calling on all political parties to commit to cut emissions, restore nature and support the hardest hit at home and around the world.”

Helen Meech, The Climate Coalition 

Show Notes 

Find out more about what’s happening across Leeds for climate and nature, here: www.carboncopy.eco/local-climate-action/leeds 

Read about the two organisations that Helen mentions, Manchester Urban Diggers: https://carboncopy.eco/initiatives/stronger-roots and Ambition Lawrence Weston: https://carboncopy.eco/initiatives/ambition-lawrence-weston  

Learn more about C-Capture: https://carboncopy.eco/initiatives/c-capture  

Read more about Leeds PIPES: https://carboncopy.eco/initiatives/leeds-pipes 

Learn about the Children’s Mayor in Leeds: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/children-and-families/leeds-youth-voice/childrens-mayor  

Learn more about The Climate Coalition’s campaign, United for People, Climate and Nature: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/united 

Learn more about Great Big Green Week: https://greatbiggreenweek.com/ 

Sign up for a leg of Running Out of Time: https://running-out-of-time.com/route/ 

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