Horsham Climate Café – Sat 6th March

Posted on 21 February 2021

On Sat 6th March at 2-3.30pm, the Horsham Climate Café will host an online talk about the Worthing & Adur Councils Climate Assembly.

The assembly culminated from Worthing & Adur Councils declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, followed in March 2020 by the Zero 2030 conference c0-organised with Transition Town Worthing and Worthing Climate Action, and attended by about 300 local residents and representatives from local businesses, community and civic groups. This ground-breaking approach and event resulted in a GOLD Award at the CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards in 2020. Worthing & Adur Councils aim to achieve zero carbon energy use within the council estate by 2030 and within Adur and Worthing by 2050.

Council Officers, Amy Newnham & Chloe Clarke will be sharing their personal experiences as some of the key organisers of the Climate Assembly, the selection process, timescales, which speakers most impacted them and why, what the councils learnt and the final recommendations. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite 

For more info on the Horsham Climate Café: https://www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/horsham-climate-cafe/

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