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Solihull going greener with Climate Cafes


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Solihull resident and trained Climate Reality Leader, Neil MacKay, is taking the Climate Café movement www.climate.cafe forward in Solihull.  


As part of The Big Green Week (18 -25 September) and to kick start the Solihull Climate Cafe, Neil will be hosting a virtual session and a smaller, in-person meeting in the Happy Hearts Café in Olton.


Climate Cafes originated in Scotland in 2015 but have since been established across the world. They are open, informal, inclusive spaces for people to meet and talk about climate change. Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation, meet local people who share an interest in the climate and help to shape how the cafe grows.


The first online event takes place on Tuesday 21 September at 7.30 pm.

Please register on Eventbrite to join the Zoom meeting here. 


Within Solihull, the climate cafe is intended to reach out to anyone in the local community who wants to learn more about climate and sustainability. 


The intention is to hold meetings monthly with a mixture of virtual and in-person sessions (held in different local spaces around Solihull). The aim is to have a talk each month on either a specific topic or from a local group and discuss actions to take within the community to address climate change.


Recognising the scale of the climate emergency, Solihull Council has set the aspiration of

reducing the Borough’s CO2 emissions to net-zero by 2041.


As part of Solihull’s commitment to achieving net-zero, the council is developing a Net Zero Action Plan. To find out more, visit  https://netzerosolihull.co.uk/


A ‘Live’ Climate Café event is planned for Thursday 23 September, 7.30-9 pm at Happy Hearts café in Olton. Please register here


You can also get involved on Facebook see: https://www.facebook.com/groups/solihullclimatecafe



Written by: David Watkins

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