Climate Cafe March 2021
Our second Climate Café event took place 2-4pm on 20th March 2021 via Zoom. There was plenty of useful and interesting discussion, and as always, not enough time!
Transition Bude described their many excellent projects, which could be a great inspiration. Growing club, giving plants to schoolchildren. Film nights, citizens assembly, Transition Streets, clothes swap, Repair Cafe, scheme to support local makers. Awarded a £250k National Lottery Grant which they have also used to conduct feasibility studies.
Dan Green reported back from the Council - slides to follow. A new Climate Change strategy is coming soon. Still keen to engage with local groups, maybe a 'Climate Summit'. We need to keep the pressure on RBC!
Great time travelling exercise, imagining Rugby in 2030 and what we would need to do in order to get there. Ideas included cycling safely into a busy town centre; Going to the supermarket and not seeing any plastic; A community which helps each other out by sharing garden space to grow food, and teaching each other; Re-skilling. All this will need strong leadership from the local government and community alike
Some of the thoughts and ideas from Climate Cafe March 2021 were captured in real time on a Jamboard
Climate Cafe September 2020
In August 2020 we released a survey asking the people of Rugby what they would like to see Rugby Borough Council's Climate Emergency Panel achieve. This then lead into our Climate Café event on September 19th, where we were joined by several guest speakers. Many people from across Rugby and surrounding areas joined us to debate and decide how we can influence it.
Overall this was a really successful event, as it brought people together and there was lots of excellent discussion and ideas. A summary of the discussion is presented below: