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Community Organising On The Climate Crisis: Climate Emergency Centres

Come along and find out how you can get involved in the crucial work of building a community-led action plan!

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Community Organising On The Climate Crisis: Climate Emergency Centres

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21 Sept 2021, 19:30 – 21:00

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About the Event

Collaborative community action is a critical arm of both mitigation and transformational adaption to climate breakdown. 

Whilst a huge amount of the UK's emissions need tackling through systemic change and government policy, research shows that collective, strategic action by communities can impact up to 40% of an area's emissions. It's vital that this narrative isn't used to shift the burden away from Governments and onto individuals, but with the slow and ineffective pace that global governments are implementing climate policy it's equally important that we, as communities, take ownership for our own futures, to protect ourselves and life on earth.

This community-led work is happening right across the globe, and one example in the UK is the blossoming network of 'Climate Emergency Centres'. There are several such projects opening across the South East, each autonomous, but lending support and guidance to the rest of the network.

SECA will be joined for a series of short presentations by such groups from across the South East, including Zero Carbon Guildford, Seaford Environmental Alliance, What Next Godalming, Talking Tree in Staines and Lewes Climate Hub. Come along and find out how you can get involved in the crucial work of building a community-led action plan which helps your village, town, or city to navigate the challenges of a changing planet.

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