On Saturday, March 26th, the Islington Climate Centre launched with a lively multi-activity pop-up, in partnership with local groups and organisations to present just a taste of what Islington already offers in terms of sustainability and adaptation.
Wagamama Islington kicked us off with yummy vegan samples from the restaurant (thanks so much, Ollie and team) before Lucy Facer from Islington Clean Air Parents talked through the beautiful potential of the Islington Forest project.
Pete Phoenix from The Climate Emergency Centre Network explained the beginnings of the network and how local communities can set up their own centres.
We had a surprise visit from Nigerian environmental activist Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface, from the Youth Advocacy Centre, who spoke movingly about the devastation wrought by Shell, both during oil exploration and after they left.
Finally, we heard from Tom Bailey, founder of new campaign The Jump, who outlined the six strategic lifestyle changes that ordinary citizens can take to make a real difference to the climate emergency.
Lots of lovely friends popped by, including Ben and Steph from Net Zero Carbon, Guildford. Our Toy Swap/Free Toy Shop proved so popular that we're thinking about running it every week.
What a day! We literally can't wait for the next one!
All pictures by Marcus Duran.