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, from 14.30 to 16.00 (nb this is a new time starting April), 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 14.30 start (though we won’t turn you away if you’re a few minutes late and there are still spaces!).
What are climate cafes?
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.
Dates and other details
Upcoming climate cafés in 2022: 14.30 – 16.00 on Sundays 19 June, 10 July.
Venue: Common Ground, 37-38 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HF.
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WE’RE CONSIDERING CLIMATE WALKS. In January 2022 we tried out replacing the climate cafe with a walking conversation in our lovely local nature reserve Burgess Field. This was a response to the current situation with Covid, but the response from participants was very positive and we’re considering adding walks as part of our ‘climate feelings’ offering. Please contact Rebecca if you would be interested in this approach.