“A Supportive Conversation amongst Peers Concerning Climate Crisis and Biodiversity Collapse” with Lucy Ball & Pauline McCracken

Fri, 13th December, 2019 from 9:00 AM, in Awliscombe

Environmental issues and climate change have been and is on Lucy’s mind. When asked to sum up where she is right now, she said:

 

I didn’t glue myself to Oxford Street at Easter, but I’m deeply grateful someone did. I cried at Greta Thunberg’s TED Talk – tears of shame, love and tentative hope. I’m environmentally aware, a lover of nature – especially birds and bumble bees. I buy my energy from Good Energy, I recycle compliantly but not fanatically and I support various environmental and social charities that help me feel I’m not just standing by. My toothbrushes are bamboo, I wrote my first ever letter to my MP on the topic of Climate Emergency and I’m trying to do MUCH better on my clothing consumption. But it’s not enough yet for me. I’m turning towards my eco-anxiety in a big way and I would like to talk with others about it.

 

This brought Lucy into conversation with Pauline on how we are feeling into our relationship with the environment. In trying to sum up where she is, Pauline said:

 

I have made some big choices in my life recently to move towards living in a much more nature connected way. Through this, I feel a deep sense of grief for the silent summer hedgerows and the birds and beasties we no longer see in abundance. I feel a bit lost around my contribution – how I fit in as an individual, as part of a community and as part of the broader system. So I am a bit stuck around how I can meaningfully bring my skills and experiences in service to this gigantic, amorphous, complex challenge within seemingly incompatible paradigms? I am also really curious about a parallel I am experiencing right now of how we as individuals feel grief for the loss of a loved one and how we feel grief for the loss of our ecosystem. It feels to me like there are many parallels and that as a society we don’t have many role models for dealing with this.” 

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When:
Date(s) - 13/12/2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Where:
Creative Beings Studio
The Old Rectory
Awliscombe, EX14 3PJ

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