June 4th Fresk Workshop

This time the workshop was disrupted by the fire alarms in the Angel Central shopping mall going off, which meant we had to evacuate half-way through and ended up doing the discussion phase in the pub around the corner, with cigarettes, alcohol, falling temperatures, the threat of rain and fire alarms in the background.

The alarm was particularly badly timed by going off at the exact “stress point” of the workshop when everyone had just finished going through the science that describes exactly how our wonderful planet is being changed and before we had a chance to deal with our emotions and desire for action 🤯️

Most of us took away something from the event, so despite the disruption, the workshop worked 😀 !

These are some of the interesting points that people raised and actions we pledged to take:

  • Sustainable Communities Retrofit insulation service specifically for the N. London buildings built after 1810
  • Getting your hands dirty helping nature – Conservation Volunteers
  • Protest for climate & nature on June 22nd: Restore Nature Now
  • Going more vegetarian, more vegan
  • Grow your own food in your garden or allotment
  • Facilitate climate fresk workshops to spread knowledge and awareness of the climate crisis via the Climate Fresk organisation
  • Join an accountability and action group to take part in a feed of inspiring chat about staying active and aware about the climate crisis every day

Alex and Milena co-facilitated, we used the Islington Climate Centre and the action phase really benefitted us with its slightly chaotic structure: we discussed setting up an action & accountability instant messaging group which everyone liked the sound of.

Sadly the idea of taking photos went out of my head so I only took four before the fire alarm went off.

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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.