On Saturday 2nd February at 1.15pm a S.O.S. Climate Emergency Day Meeting is taking place in Horsham Library, open to the general public. In attendance will be people from environmental groups from Horsham, Steyning, Worthing, Chichester, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Keymer and Dorking. The aim being to discuss the climate emergency, planned regional actions and agree collaboration.
All around the world people are facing up to the climate breakdown we are currently experiencing. Mayors, Councillors and leaders are declaring a climate emergency including cities such as Bristol and London. A City councillor in Chichester has called on the mayor to declare a climate emergency. David Attenborough recently warned at COP 24 (24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) that unless action is taken “the collapse of civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world” was on the horizon.
These West Sussex groups and individuals who care about the environment and the future of humanity have decided to unite to see what positive action can be taken at this time.
The meeting is organised by Carrie Cort the founder of Sussex Green Living, an environmental awareness and education community group. She trained as a Climate Reality Leader with Al Gore and leading climate change scientist in 2016 and works with 4 other West Sussex Climate Reality Leaders. Carrie co-founded the Horsham Repair Café with fellow WSCC voluntary Waste Prevention Advisor Jill Shuker, the Horsham Quakers and is supported by about 70 volunteers (mainly from the Horsham District).
The Horsham Repair Café will be taking place on Saturday 2nd February in the Quaker Meeting House, opposite Horsham Library. The morning session runs from 10am – 1pm includes repairs of electrical and household items, energy advise and switching to clean renewable energy, a household and personal cleaning product bottle refill, also a plastic free pantry. People are invited to visit the Repair Café prior to the S.O.S. meeting to learn more about the climate solutions on offer. Whilst the meeting is taking place in the library the Repair Café afternoon session will be running, repairing clothes and textile upcycling.
Who are we waiting for? Our leaders seem otherwise engaged. We the people must come together. The latest IPCC report from climate scientists who addressed the world leaders say we have 12 years to sort out this climate emergency, so lets come together, rise up and take action, so our children will thank us. Please come arrive at 1.15pm for a photo outside the library followed at 1.30pm by the meeting where everyone will be invited to share their voice and ideas. Ideally please confirm attended on the meeting Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/events/354773151982437/?active_tab=about or email firstname.lastname@example.org.