Global Assembly – Sat 30th Oct – 2-5pm

A part of a Global Conversation on the Climate Emergency in Kingston!

Last Saturday (30th Oct) 20 people gathered at Kingston’s Quaker Centre to discuss the Climate Emergency and send messages to Kingston Council, Boris Johnson and Alok Sharma for the world. We were part of global movement of events like this all around the world, supporting a 10 day online Global Assembly of 100 people chosen at random from all around the world. 


The question we asked ourselves was “How can humanity both effectively and fairly address the climate and ecological crisis?”. Everybody had an opportunity to say how they felt about the crisis, and to explain what they thought should be done. Then in groups we worked out our messages for Kingston, the UK and the world. You can read them here.


This kind of event – an Assembly – is now coming to the forefront as the best way of involving many people, hearing all their ideas, and then teasing out the best ones into a solid proposal and plan for bringing about change. We don’t expect the leaders to take much notice of these messages we’ve sent them. But we do intend that this event will contribute to the growing movement for collective action in Kingston. With others, we want to organise more events like this to respond to the Council’s Climate Action Plan, and to discuss and agree more citizen led actions. These could include designing more effective protesting and communication as well as building new communal initiatives such as food growing, food hubs, and repairing and making things.


Watch this space! 


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