Why get involved?
Because we care about our changing climate and our impact on the natural world. We know we can't change the world on our own, but we believe that our community can make Bishop’s Stortford a better place to be: with cleaner air, reduced carbon emissions, increased biodiversity, and a more connected and sustainable way of living.
What's the problem?
Climate change is happening all around us, right now. We've all seen stories and images from around the globe of people enduring extreme weather that we've never seen before - wildfires, droughts, storms, floods and rising sea levels.
These are being triggered by a rise in global temperatures of just over 1 degree. If we stick to business as usual, global temperatures will rise by a further 1-3 degrees this century. Can you imagine what that would be like?
In November the UK is hosting the UN Climate talks, known as COP26, in Glasgow. As world leaders meet to discuss the future, it seems like the ideal time for us to meet here in Bishop’s Stortford to talk about the future of our town and what it is possible for us to do to change it.
Who is it for?
Everyone. You don’t have to be an expert. If you care and you want to get involved, you are welcome to join us.
Is 'Tomorrow' (the film) suitable for children?
Tomorrow has not had a cinema release in the UK and so does not have an age certificate. It contains some hard-hitting facts about climate change which may be overwhelming for young children. We would suggest it is appropriate for age 14+. Common Sense Media (a US-based site which provides independent guidance for parents) rates it as 10+.
Who’s behind it?
The organising team for the Community Climate Gathering is part of the Bishops Stortford Climate Group. The events will be hosted by the community, for the community and are independent of the Council and of any company or political party.
With financial support from the National Lottery Community Fund, Friends of the Earth Climate Fund and East Herts District Council. We are grateful for the in-kind support of the Stortford Independent and South Mill Arts.
If you'd like to get in touch with us, we'd love to hear from you.
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