nov '23 newsletter
Hello friends of XR Hammersmith and Fulham,
XRHF continues to meet weekly and be an active organisation welcoming everyone in West London who wants to do something about the unfolding climate and ecological situation. Check out our website to find out when and where we meet and how to join our collection of active Whatsapp groups: https://www.xrhf.earth/, but now for our news:
Tomorrow morning - join in local activism
Alongside other local London XR groups, besides participating in frequent, varied actions in central London, we are undertaking at least one local action per month - on the last Saturday of the month (ie tomorrow!). We will be on Hammersmith Bridge at 10.30 am tomorrow putting up posters to raise awareness of the severe air pollution situation and inviting people to join our group as well as sign a petition from the Climate Charity Possible to create a permanent car-free crossing on Hammersmith Bridge, you can also sign by clicking here. If you're free tomorrow morning we'd love to see you on the bridge, we'll be there for about an hour and many are then going on to the Palestine March in central London afterwards.
Tues 5th Dec - Come to our Christmas 'pot-luck' social & talk: Communicating about climate: a research-based approach
We're delighted to be joined by Mark Thomlinson, who leads the Climate Communications and Behaviour Change Team at the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to talk to us about his academic research on how to most effectively communicate about climate change and some of the innovative projects is team has been undertaking as a result of that research. The event will start with a potluck supper at 7 pm - do bring a veggie dish if you can, and the talk will start at 8 pm. It will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, White City.
New Local Climate Adaptation Initiative
AdaptationUK is a new initiative set up by an LBHF resident and environmentalist Tom Pakenham to accelerate climate change adaptation action in the UK. AdaptationUK has been set up to raise awareness of the need for greater action, convene the many stakeholders across government, business and civic society and catalyse action by increasing project funding and making sure the right regulation is put in place. Visit the website to learn more (noting that it is early days), register for their updates and get in touch with them if you have any ideas of how it can be powerful tool in our response to the climate crisis. We hope Tom will also join us soon to discuss his initiative with our group - https://www.adaptationuk.com
Thanks for reading - if you have any questions do drop us a line by replying to this email - we reply to all emails we get individually.
Hamish on behalf of the XRHF Facilitators.