Transition Bath ran its first Climate Café on 30 November – coinciding with the first day of COP28. And we weren’t the only ones! The youth nonprofit Force of Nature united hundreds of individuals across the world running Climate Cafés on the same day.
Our own Climate Café at The Grapes saw a group of 17 people come together to talk about eco-anxiety in a supported and structured way. Katie Crowson facilitated the evening, allowing the group to share their own anxieties about the climate emergency and gave some tips on how to manage these feelings. The group spoke of outrage and optimism and shared visions of how they would like Bath to change by 2030. Katie quoted Christina Figueres, “Think Global, Act Local”, and spoke about opportunities to turn feelings and visions into action through Transition Bath and Force of Nature. The evening ended with plenty of chat, new connections made and a real sense that together we are stronger.
Find out more about the Climate Café movement here.