A counsel for change: considering Sheffield’s environmental options

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Wednesday 25 July 2012, from 7:00-9:30pm, at the Harland Cafe.
The next Transition Sheffield Cafe event offers a chance to explore a range of topics related to environmental sustainability in Sheffield. With us for the evening will be Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste and Streetscene.

There are possibilities of changes to recycling services, street-lighting and cycle lanes, and we’ve asked Jack some big questions about his new portfolio:

  • Can Sheffield’s recent recycling improvements be delivered in the light of current budget cuts?
  • How sustainable will the highways maintenance PFI be? (i.e. Do opportunities for cutting the energy footprint of street lighting and improving bicycling routes outweigh the possible financial unsustainability of private finance initiatives?)

Got an idea for how policy could translate into sustainability on the ground? Come to the Cafe, listen to some of the council’s plans, and discuss how transition ideas could take shape in Sheffield.

In addition of course, this is an opportunity to meet or share news with people from across the city and beyond who have an interest in sustainability.The Harland Cafe (formerly Cafe Euro) is on John Street, off Bramall Lane. It will be serving a range of hot and cold drinks, beer and wine, and light snacks. We look forward to seeing you there.

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