Climate Cafés provide a supportive space in which to talk about how the climate crisis is affecting us – without pressure to act. The cafes run monthly on Sundays, 16.00 to 17.30, and are facilitated by Karen Dauncey and Rebecca Nestor. Climate cafés are not drop-in events, and we limit numbers to 12, so please try to arrive in time for the 16.00 start (though we won’t turn you away if you’re a few minutes late and there are still spaces!).
Thanks to the hospitality of Summertown café/restaurant El Rincón Thirty Eight, we are beginning our in-person climate cafés again from Sunday 17 October. Climate cafés are warm, welcoming spaces, with facilitators, where people who are concerned about the climate crisis can meet in small groups and share their thoughts and feelings about climate and related issues. We’re delighted to be partnering with El Rincón for our climate cafés and hope to see you there.
We think our Climate Cafés offer something different from the usual gatherings of people with interests in climate change. They are facilitated – so you can be sure that there will be space for you to speak. They are not designed to recruit you to do anything or to put you under any pressure. The idea behind them is that talking about climate change is really important – but it is often made more difficult by our feelings of guilt that we are not doing enough, or frustration that others are not doing enough. So we provide a space in which we don’t talk about what we or others are doing or should be doing. We just talk about climate change and how it is making us think and feel. Everyone is welcome, though we don’t advise young children attending. There’s no charge. We provide the cake and we invite you to buy your own hot drink.
Upcoming climate cafés: 16.00-17.30 on Sundays 17 October, 14 November, 12 December, 23 January, 13 February, 13 March, 10 April, 15 May, 12 June, 10 July.