This Conference and Competition has been jointly organised by Brent Council, Brent Campaign Against Climate Change and the College of North West London

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Brent students take on the challenge of climate change

The first Brent Student Climate Change Conference was held yesterday attended by around 200 people including students, campaigners, authors and local politicians. Here are some of the images from the day to give you a flavour of the event:

Children's author Caren Trafford sets the scene
Competition prize winners with Mary Arnold, the Mayor and Muhammed Butt
1st Prize Winner Suraj Velani Y8  (Dual language PowerPoint presentation)
Runner up Joshua Herskovitz-Wong Y7 (Poster)
Equal runner up Antonino Cafiero-Regueira Y7 (PowerPoint presentation)
After film, presentations and a panel discussion in the morning students used the knowledge gained in workshops in the afternoon to make their own presentations on campaigns to combat climate change. They worked in mixed groups drawn from the colleges and schools attending. Here are some of the results:

Thivya Jeyashanker and Edison Lasku of the Brent Youth Parliament ended their presentation with this slide. During the lunch interval many students volunteered an interest in joining the Youth Parliament.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Speakers for Students Climate Change Conference

Here are the speaker details for our Conference on Wednesday  March 20th. The speakers will also form the Panel for the Any Questions? session:

Caren Trafford Environmental writer, Presenter, Educator
"One world… one problem"
Carly Walker-Dawson   Deputy Chair of Woodcraft Folk British Youth Council Vice-Chair (Participation & Development) IFM-SEI Rainbow Network Co-ordinator
If Climate Change takes place at the same speed as it does now, what will the UK look like in the year 2113?
Isobel Edwards   YUSU Environment and Ethics Officer and People & Planet society Treasurer

Easy changes to make to the life of a student which can have a big impact on their carbon footprint
Kelly EatonWaste Development Officer - Waste Policy Team - Recycling & WasteBrent Council
Recycling and One Planet Thinking: Reducing your impact on climate change
Thivya Jeyashanker & Edison Lasku Brent youth parliament Chair and Vice Chair
“Encouraging engagement and participation of young people”

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Students fill up all the places for Brent Climate Change Conference

 More than 200 students are now signed up for the Brent Students Conference on Climate Change to be held on March 20th.

The Conference will be attended by Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council and speakers will include Caren Trafford, Carly Walker-Dawson, Isolbel Edwards, Kelly Eaton, Thivya Jeyashanker and Edison Lasku.

Cllr James Powney, lead member on the environment and Cllr Mary Arnold will chair part of the conference with the opening  session chaired by Martin Francis, Chair of Brent Campaign Against Climate Change.

There will be plenty of time for input from the students themselves with discussion, debate and workshops. During the lunch sessions there will be stalls and exhibitions from universities and campaign groups.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Get your Climate Change Competition entries registed by March 6th

The Climate Change Conference organisers have extended the deadline for registration for the Climate Change competition to March 6th. Entries must be delivered to the College of North West London  by March 13th and will be judged on March 15th.  Winners will be announced and presented with their prizes  by the Mayor of Brent at the Conference on March 20th.

If your entry is a performance of some sort and requires the attendance of entrants at the judging, please let us know when you register.


Two hundred registered for Brent Students Climate Change Conference

The organising committee were very pleased to hear last night that more than 200 applications from schools and colleges  have been received to attend the Brent Students Climate Change Conference on March 20th.

The Conference will include film, speakers, panel discussion and workshops and  a variety of lunchtime stalls covering campaigns, courses and work opportunities.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Free coach travel available to Climate Change Conference

There is still time to register for the Brent Students Conference on Climate Change. Free coach travel to the venue is available for groups of students.

Please contact

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Brent Schools, book now for Climate Change Conference

Free Invitation to “Brent Students Conference on Climate Change”  20 March 2013

Brent Council, in conjunction with the College of North West London, and Brent Campaign against Climate Change are organising a conference open to all students in Years 11–13 and Further Education. The conference will be held at the Dudden Hill Campus of the College of North West London, Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2XD.

I hope you have already received the Climate Change invitation letter, sent by post on 13 December.
The aim of the conference is to increase awareness of climate change and discuss ways to lessen and  adapt to its effects. To encourage the engagement and participation of the young people, the conference will hold a number of environmental activities.

The event will also provide information and advice on relevant courses in Further and in Higher Education and careers in related industries. 

The conference will run from 10.00 am – 3.45 pm and be divided into three sessions:

Morning Session: The Issues of Climate Change
Short introductory talks and Q/A with a panel of speakers.

Lunch Session: Courses and Careers
A tour of the college’s Industry Week displays and an opportunity to talk to employers and admissions tutors. 

Afternoon Session: Tackling Climate Change
Supervised workshops exploring how students can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change in their schools & colleges, or through participation in community and campaign groups.
Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

I would be grateful if you could bring the details of this letter to the attention of your staff/students and encourage them to attend the conference. Teachers wishing to bring a group should express an interest by e-mailing by Friday 8 February 2013, with an indication of likely numbers.

We would be happy to answer any further queries you may have, please call 020 8937 5564. Alternatively a team member accompanied by a Councillor can visit your school to discuss the conference. We will be contacting you in due course to see if you would like to arrange for a visit, either to meet with staff or talk to groups of students.

Yours sincerely,
Davide Pascarella
Environmental Projects & Policy Officer