GREEN campaigners are urging people to add their voices to calls for change ahead of a climate summit.

Darlington Friends of the Earth are holding a “green fair” today ahead of the Cop26 summit in Glasgow next month.

World leaders will be gathering to talk about how to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The green fair is being held in Darlington town centre, near Pease monument, from 11am to 1pm today.

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People can add their personal messages to a banner which is being taken to Cop26.

Kendra Ullyart, from Darlington Friends of the Earth, said there had been a recent surge of interest in the group after it was featured in One Darlington magazine.

She said: “We encourage  people to come and chat with us on Saturday and we hope they will feel inspired to take action .  

“Sometimes the enormity of the  climate emergency  leaves us feeling powerless, but  joining up with one or all of the groups  attending the fair would be a positive step.”

The banner is being carried to Glasgow by a group of Spanish walkers who are marching from Bilbao.

People are being urged to attend the event today to add their personal messages so they can be taken to Cop26.

The Spanish walkers are due to pass through Darlington on Tuesday, when there will be a climate rally in the town centre.

Kate Mammolotti, from Darlington Climate Action, said: "We need everyone including our politicians  to take action.

“The time is now. We can no longer delay. Since the industrial revolution the natural world our home planet has suffered and this must be the decade of change to redress the imbalance”. 

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