Chris Goodall – “What do we need to do now?” (discussed at Steyning Green Books 6/5/21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrxFSLl9tsw). Chris explained a number of uncomfortable truths relating to food and agriculture (one quarter of the world’s emissions), travel, domestic buildings and clothing (fast fashion)
He then identified what local groups could do, focusing also on working together and making lives better. We have chosen to focus on food, agriculture and clothing in our meeting*.
In the first part, we will look at his suggestions for:
Food and agriculture – He suggested The Kindling Trust as a model of community horticulture.
Clothing. He suggested The Clothing Warehouse Ltd as a model for recycling clothes (and household textiles). And initiatives that improve sewing skills (like our Horsham Repair Cafe) and use alternatives to cotton. We are going to be joined by Karrie Mellor one of our trustees and the founder of Bags of Support, a West Sussex textile recycling initiative run for social and environmental purpose.
We will try to answer these questions. What is already happening in and around Horsham District? What could happen soon?
In the second part of the meeting we will consider Rob Hopkins’ approach in From “What is to What if” (discussed at Steyning Green Books on 1/7/21 https://youtu.be/VpuVlYSc2Xw). He suggests identifying what we want to see by 2030, using our creativity and imaginations – which are vital to getting the scale of change we need by then. If we have a vision of where we want to get to, we stand more chance of getting there. Rob suggested that our creativity and imaginations are also in need of practice!
So our further question will be – In terms of food, agriculture and clothing – what would we want to see in Horsham by 2030?
There will not be a Sussex Green Ideas event in August, this online meeting will resume on the 3rd Wednesday in September 15th at 7pm when we plan to focus on travel and domestic buildings (including community energy schemes).
Each month we use the same Zoom meeting details, if you have not attended before or lost the details please book via Eventbrite here.