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COP26: how you can take action to tackle climate change in Stroud


From Saturday, people can join various actions in Stroud or online in respect of COP26, the UN climate emergency summit in Glasgow on Monday.

At 6.00 pm in front of Stroud Subscription Rooms, there will be a ten-minute “Clang for the Climate” to sound the alarm about climate breakdown. Bring pots, buckets, bells, and anything else that can bang or ring to make a loud noise.

Between 6.00 pm-6.30 pm on Saturday, the great tenor bell of St Laurence Church, Stroud will ring 135 times, representing the amount by which we as humans have already increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

At 6.30 pm the same evening, a gathering to “Remember and Renew” takes place in St. Laurence Church, Stroud in honour of COP26, All Souls and the Celtic festival of Samhain. Music, singing, laments and inclusive prayers are offered for all faiths and none.

Then, at 9.30am on Monday, Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking begins its 3-day free online Climate Action Lab IV. This fourth event in a series invites participants to “shake up the system” through learning from and debating with economists, ecologists, innovators, artists and activists from across the globe. The aim is to help you create your personal action plan to help shift the climate emergency.

Here are relevant links:

Remember & Renew Gathering (no need to book)

Hawkwood’s CALIV

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