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What is Community Action in a Climate Emergency?

Islington Climate Centre, in association with the Islington Environmental Emergency Alliance, hosted its first ever event: a panel titled Community Action in a Climate Emergency.

Scheduled on the first evening of the Islington Together Festival: Let’s talk about a Greener Future, practitioners in community action discussed different ways in which citizens can help raise awareness amongst friends and family, lead lifestyles that contribute to positive ways of living, adapt and develop resilience - and co-create effective ways to create change.

The event took place at the Candid Arts Trust in Torrens Street.

Each of the panellists - Roderik Gonggrijp, Community Organiser, Islington Green Party; Pete Phoenix, co-founder, Climate Emergency Centres; Lucy Facer, co-founder, Islington Clean Air Parents; Lauren Boyce, co-founder of the Islington Environmental Emergency Alliance with specific dedication in Engaging Communities - represented different ways of engaging communities.

The panel was also joined by Martijn Cooijmans, Director Climate Change and Transport, Islington Council.

The second half of the event was followed by a People's Assembly where audience members had the chance to split into smaller groups to share thoughts and ideas.

Next steps are now key. If you would like to become more involved with the Islington Climate Emergency Centre, do get in touch:

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