February’s Workshop

Another interesting mix of people. It was really interesting to hear about one participant’s involvement in the aftermath of the London fires in July 2022 last year. It was shocking then but it’s a sad tribute to people’s ability to mentally adapt when we realise how the shock and the fear for the future after those fires has now faded. It was the London Fire Brigade’s busiest day since the Blitz.

There was also a lot of discussion of what more an individual can do once we have really pushed our efforts to go green as far as we can. This is an issue that is woven into the fabric of EcoCounts and probably needs its own article. Very briefly, there is a vast array of actions we can internalise and make habitual, covering all topics across the fundamental pillars of climate action:

  • Personal consumption patterns (our top ten things)
  • Personal financial decisions (bank accounts, pensions etc) and other long-term planning (where to live, how to live)
  • Communicating personally, bringing up actions and impacts in mundane conversation to normalise our situation and prick the bubble of everyday life
  • Setting an example that others can follow (if points 1, 2 & 3 above are done, this should take care of itself)
  • Advocating for change at work, school, university, in business and politics (writing, emailing, complaining, lobbying, calling out greenwash and denial)
  • Protesting (from posters in the window to direct action)
  • and finally, join EcoCounts! Get in touch to find out what is going on – it’s a huge mix at the moment as we are still in launch modus.

Also, we got a climate fresk panorama. A world first for Climate Fresk – perhaps 🤔

the panorama shot of the workshop's climate fresk
Click to enlarge – image thanks to Amy and Luce

Here’s the workshop in mid-session.

By Adam Hardy

Zoologist at heart. Environmentalist by necessity. Stage hand, financial trader, secretary, card payments designer, software developer, fossil fuel big data warehouse consultant. Amateur psychologist. Now climate change salvage engineer.