An opportunity to face the challenges that climate change will bring, and plan together as a community

The Crisis Event

Help Save Our Planet

Many of us are aware to a certain extent, of climate change. This event is aimed at bringing us up to date with climate change developments and helping us understand its threatening and potentially disastrous effects. It will emphasise the urgency to act now to preserve our world for future generations and provide ways in which we can all help to reduce its effects. Everyone is welcome. The Speakers include Dr Amanda Maycock, Professor in Climate Dynamics and Principle of the Earth and Environment Institute at Leeds University, Schoolchildren from Marple schools, Nick Leslie from Stockport Council Climate Action Group, and Jonathan Atkinson from The Carbon COOP on retrofitting homes. There will be lots of stalls to offer advice on renewable items and services, and local children have been invited to take part in both an art and a journalism competition with an exhibition of some of their work. The results with prizes will be announced on the day.

Stop Press: Extra speaker – Prof. Terry Callaghan CMG, Professor of Ecology at Sheffield university and lead author on a report for the IPCC.

This is an opportunity to face the challenges that climate change will bring and plan together as a community to help save our planet.


Please come and joins us for an interesting and informative afternoon

Date: Sunday 23rd April 2023
Time : Doors open 12 noon, talks from 1.00pm
Venue: Marple Hall School, Hilltop Drive
Marple, Stockport SK6 6LB

To help us plan, please book your free place on Eventbrite.


Before the event, from 11th to 21st of April inclusive, there is a exhibition in the upstairs room at Marple Library with lots of information about climate change, how it affects us and what we can do.  It is free and accessible when ever the library is open.


During the afternoon of the event there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the main speakers and also a session for you to put questions to a panel of CAM members about what we can all do.

Climate Action Marple can provide practical advice on how to go about making your own home more sustainable including bringing our own thermal imaging camera to show you where you are loosing the most heat.

Programme of events

Afternoon Session starts at 1.00pm


Greg Pike, chairperson


Dr Amanda Maycock

Climate change data and predictions (followed by questions),
Professor of Climate Dynamics at Leeds University.

Marple school children

Views and opinions on climate change
led by Jim Nicholson, headteacher at Mellor primary school

Prof. Terry Callaghan CMG

Climate change studies in Northern Russia, (followed by questions).
Professor of Ecology at Sheffield university and lead author on a report for the IPCC
Established research stations all across the Arctic,

Nick Leslie

Plans by Stockport MBC to address climate change (followed by questions).

Interval 2.55pm – 3.30pm


Jonathan Atkinson

Retrofitting and energy saving, (followed by questions).
Senior executive at The Carbon Coop, Manchester

Helen Pidd and Tracy McGuiness-Kelly

Competitions results & prizes

CAM Any questions panel:

presented and chaired by Angela Hayes

Greg Pike


Hilary Brooks

Food use, emissions and plastics

Andy Shaw

Transport, emissions

Geoff Tomlinson

Energy in the home

Chris Buckley

Political engagement

Greg Pike

Round-up and vote of thanks.

Close 5.00pm


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