This positive video, made by a UK team and calmly presented by Dr James Dyke of the University of Southampton, explains how all levels of society, from international government to the household, can work in parallel to halt the climate crisis, and why you are one of the most important people to ever live.
Join us at St Martin’s Christian Centre on Saturday to find out more about our group, and what you can do about the climate crisis (you are not helpless) with a special focus on “Get Drastic About Plastic”.
You can sign up on the Facebook link below, or just turn up.
Big respect from all of us here at Dorking Climate Emergency.
Surrey Kids Against Climate Change
Bank Holiday Monday saw the first Surrey Kids Against Climate Change march in Dorking. Organised by a group of Year 6 children from St Martin’s school, the march was aimed at raising awareness about the effects of climate change and to call on the council to be more proactive in tackling the issue.
The group of 18 children aged between 7 and 12 met outside Dorking library before walking along the High Street chanting “Fight for the future!’ and “Kids against climate change!”. They were met with encouraging comments and waves of support from passers by. The group ended their march at the Mole Valley District Council offices at Pippbrook where they posted a letter signed by them all and stuck notices to the doors.
Eden Rhodes (10), one of the organisers, says that kids are fed up with the lack of activity from the people in charge. “We’re doing this now because we’ve still got a planet and a future but unless we see action soon we’ll be facing uncertainty about everything! We want our council to stop investing money in fossil fuels and start looking at cleaner ways of powering Surrey.”
The children delivered a letter, penned by Eliza Howarth (10), which called on the council to take into account the environmental strain placed on the area by decisions like the one to close the children’s centre in Leatherhead, highlighting the increase in the number of car journeys this would result in.
The children plan to keep marching to encourage the council and businesses to make positive changes in the county and invite all kids in the area to join them.
We’re very conscious of the avoiding effort dilution due to ‘mission creep’ so we got our heads together and updated our group’s goals, which are below and will live permanently on our front page here: https://dorking-climate-emergency.net/#goals.
1) Surrey County Council declare a meaningful Climate Emergency (or comparable) with clearly defined, measurable and accountable actions across the County.
2) All 11 of Surrey’s District Councils do the same within their more limited areas of responsibility.
3) Dorking’s people understand the extent of the climate crisis and most are taking personal action and supporting the efforts of others.
4) We’ve made sure the wellbeing of the people who join us is considered and supported, because the future is challenging and uncertain.
Climate breakdown is serious and is happening now.
Individual actions help but only collective action can address this situation.