No Faith in Fracking: Fridays at Preston New Road
Every month we will start our contemplative walk around the country lanes from Maple Farm, PR4 3PE at 11.15 in order to be at the gates for the vigil at 13.00
For those not able to make that journey, the NFIF gathering will start with a short walking meditation and sitting at 13.00 for the Quaker Meeting for Witness at the gates of Cuadrilla’s fracking site as part of the regular #NoFaithinFracking Fridays on the last Friday of each month.
All are welcome to join.
“We have faith that we can tackle climate change and build a more sustainable future, but we know this is only possible if fossil fuels remain underground.”
Meeting for Sufferings, February 2017.
Under the 2015 UN Paris climate agreement, the UK committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with a 2°C temperature rise above pre-industrial levels, and to attempt to limit this to 1.5°C. According to climate scientists, to achieve this target, we must keep approximately 80 per cent of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground.
Quakers in Britain call for a ban on all intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking, because extracting and burning these fuels is harmful to people and our planet.
From Preston the nearest station is Kirkham-and-Wesham, cross over the road outside the station and catch the #61 bus, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop very close to the fracking site. Or you could take a bike and cycle from Kirkham-and-Wesham station which also takes about 15 minutes.
Free car parking is available at: Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane (off Preston New Road), PR4 3PE
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|Location||Maple Farm Community Hub|
|Start||Friday 22 Feb 2019 11:15am|
|Finish||Friday 22 Feb 2019 2:00pm|