Back Climate Week, says MP

THE fight against climate change has won the backing of a Bolton MP.

Bolton West’s Julie Hilling has given her support to Climate Week 2013, which aims to encourage people and organisations to share ideas, develop new collaborations and inspire others to act on climate change.

The UK’s third Climate Week take place from March 4 until 10 and is supported by the leaders of each of the three main political parties and climate change figures such as former US Vice President Al Gore, British environmental campaigner Tony Juniper and the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.

Celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney and actresses Andrea Riseborough and Emilia Fox have also given their support.

Ms Hilling said: “Climate Week offers a great opportunity to shine a positive light on all the practical efforts being made to tackle climate change and live more sustainably.

“I strongly encourage my constituents in Bolton West and people across the country to get involved and register activity during Climate Week.

“Take the opportunity to showcase work you are already doing or to try something new such as cooking a low-carbon meal or getting involved in a community swap event.”

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9:35am Tue 19 Feb 13

steveG says...

As an MP I'd like to see Julie concentrate on important issues and leave the minor issues to celebrities,who need to retain a high profile.

Low carbon meal ! What's that a banana?.
As an MP I'd like to see Julie concentrate on important issues and leave the minor issues to celebrities,who need to retain a high profile. Low carbon meal ! What's that a banana?. steveG
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11:06am Tue 19 Feb 13

Boltontoday says...

Man made global warming is a con. Many people, mostly foreigners, in the climate change industry are getting rich from the subsidy we are all paying on our fuel bills. We are paying wind turbine operators well over the market rate for energy and we even pay them when the blades are not spinning. Ms Hilling should put her mind to other issues such as persuading her trade union backers to pay the wages of their full time officials rather than making council tax payers pick up the bill.
Man made global warming is a con. Many people, mostly foreigners, in the climate change industry are getting rich from the subsidy we are all paying on our fuel bills. We are paying wind turbine operators well over the market rate for energy and we even pay them when the blades are not spinning. Ms Hilling should put her mind to other issues such as persuading her trade union backers to pay the wages of their full time officials rather than making council tax payers pick up the bill. Boltontoday
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3:37pm Tue 19 Feb 13

berushka says...

when will this woman do the job she is overpaid for? She pokes her nose into any little item that she thinks will bring her brownie points. Next election, the voters may just as well vote in a donkey, at least it only eats carrots and doesn't need an over-priced house for us to pay for.
when will this woman do the job she is overpaid for? She pokes her nose into any little item that she thinks will bring her brownie points. Next election, the voters may just as well vote in a donkey, at least it only eats carrots and doesn't need an over-priced house for us to pay for. berushka
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8:47pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Bob Shaftoe says...

berushka wrote:
when will this woman do the job she is overpaid for? She pokes her nose into any little item that she thinks will bring her brownie points. Next election, the voters may just as well vote in a donkey, at least it only eats carrots and doesn't need an over-priced house for us to pay for.
..........would that be one of your Romanian donkeys Babushka? Anyway, what's this "for us to pay for" cr*p. Everyone one here knows you are a johnny foreigner interfering in things that don't concern you. Jog on.
[quote][p][bold]berushka[/bold] wrote: when will this woman do the job she is overpaid for? She pokes her nose into any little item that she thinks will bring her brownie points. Next election, the voters may just as well vote in a donkey, at least it only eats carrots and doesn't need an over-priced house for us to pay for.[/p][/quote]..........would that be one of your Romanian donkeys Babushka? Anyway, what's this "for us to pay for" cr*p. Everyone one here knows you are a johnny foreigner interfering in things that don't concern you. Jog on. Bob Shaftoe
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