Climate Emergency Popup
In Spring 2022 we gratefully recieved a Councillors Grant from Cllr Sarah Feeney (Benn Ward) for £500, to create a Climate Emergency Pop-Up Hub.
This is based on the idea of a Climate Emergency Centre, many of which have been successfully created in empty shops and other spaces, most notably in London.
Climate Emergency Centres follow three basic principles:
It has a solutions focus- for people and planet
It is local and inclusive- focused on meeting community needs
It is an active part of a wider network- for mutual support and cooperation
Our Rugby Pop-Up Hub
With our current size, unfortunately we lack the capacity to run a full CEC, however we decided to do a stripped down version that will have the added benefit of being portable. The main functions of our Climate Emergency Pop-up are:
To provide information on the climate crisis
To share current events and action happening locally
To provide local people with ways to make a difference
To appear at any location within Rugby on request (see below to find out how)
Help is Needed!
Our pop-up hub in intended to be a constant work-in-progress and there is also a small pot of funding to develop it further, therefore any help is welcome, and the following specific contributions especially so!
(Expert) knowledge of climate change
Knowledge of local happenings, businesses, resources related to sustainability
Ideas for anything else which could be part of the Hub - artwork, a fun activity...?
Suggestions for events and places to bring the popup - anywhere in Rugby Borough
Volunteers to help man the popup!
Please do get in touch with us if you think you can help in any way
The Pop-Up Hub as a Community Resource
One of the benefits of a pop-up like this is that we can bring it to almost any location in Rugby, on request and within reason. This could be at an event, or at a local community centre, place of worship or school. It may not always be possible to supply volunteers to man the pop-up; in this event we are still happy to lend you the equipment as the information provided as part of the display is still useful and relevant.
If you are interested in using this resource, please get in touch.