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Climate Emergency

Contact:

Christine Thompson 020 3583 0638 chris.cpt3@tiscali.co.uk (email contact preferred) Vacancies

Day & Times:

3rd Wednesday 2.00 - 4.00pm

Frequency & Venue:

Monthly, Surbiton Library

Transport:

Buses K2 and 281

Kingston Climate Emergency group was set up in January 2022 partly as a result of the inadequate results from COP26. It was called the Climate Emergency group to highlight that we are now in an Emergency situation. We have spent 30 years having interesting discussions, now we need action. We then discovered that a lot had been done on this topic at national level. We attended excellent presentation the by Brenda Ainsley from Cotgrave & District u3a and some of the Climate surgeries organised by Frances Halliday.

We each have particular interests – vegetarianism, population issues, gardening, the role of finance. At present we are working by setting ourselves targets and encouraging each other to reach them. One of our members has started washing at 30C, one of our members has not had holidays involving flights since 1999 on principle, another has off set her holiday travel. One of us is running down the money in her bank account because the bank is funding fossil fuel extraction (still!) and nuclear weapon production. Happy to share experiences, questions and answers. And we are seeking to work intergenerationally.

We have published articles in small local magazines and are seeking to influence groups that we are part of. We made contact with our 3 local MPs to share our concerns. They happen to be Lib Dems. and are sympathetic.