Climate, Community and Coal


Join us in Whitehaven on Thursday 18 May, at 12 noon, for the first of our Speakers’ Corner events which will explore the themes of climate, community and coal.

Speakers will include:

Mike Berners-Lee, author of ‘There is No Planet B’, Professor in the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University, and an expert on Sustainability and Carbon-Footprints

Tina Rothery, climate justice activist and anti-fracking campaigner

Hazel Graham, Climate Jobs Campaigner

Jill Perry, Cumberland Council Green Party councillor

Followed by conversation, and (weather permitting) a chance to walk the perimeter of the site and experience the beauty of the coastal path.

Meeting point: Outside the Marchon site, Whitehaven. On Wilson Pit Road, near junction with High Road. SatNav: 54°31’25.6″N 3°35’35.6″W. Google map pindrop:

This is a chance to hear how plans for the proposed Whitehaven coal mine stack up with local and national goals to tackle the Climate Crisis, and the alternatives that exist. We’ll also explore the power of community campaigning to beat fossil fuel companies and secure a better future for communities like those in West Cumbria, who have been let down by the government.


This event is co-ordinated by North Lakes XR and Greenpeace activist Allan Todd, with support from West Cumbria and North Lakes Friends of the Earth and Friends of the Earth.

Jamie Peters (Fossil Free campaign lead) from Friends of the Earth plus other campaigners from across the movement will be available for informal chats/ discussions.

Organised by North Lakes XR and Allan Todd