In September 2021, One Planet Abingdon launched a new Climate Emergency Centre in the café under the Abingdon Museum.
Members of the public are welcome to visit to see what the centre is doing and to take part in the activities.
The climate emergency centre will help people to understand the impacts of global heating and will be a focus for individuals and groups committed to creating a society where everyone can live a happy, healthy life within their share of the planet’s resources, and preserve green spaces for people and wildlife.
The centre aims to bring the community together and promote the circular economy – to reuse, share, repair, remanufacture and recycle – creating a closed-loop system that minimises waste and pollution. For example, people will be able to take part in repair cafes, mending workshops, clothing and plant swaps, accessing product samples from local refill shops, bike repairs, pop-up sessions with other sustainability groups, and exhibitions.
Food and sustainability will be addressed by promoting local food growing, sharing food crops, holding zero food waste workshops, apple pressing and jam making.
Groups already working with One Planet Abingdon and the Climate Emergency Centre include: Community Action Group Project (CAG), Abingdon Carbon Cutters, XRAbingdon, representative young people, Stonehill, Bioabundance, Oxford Wood Recycling, and Added Ingredients.
The Climate Emergency Centre came from a result of many community groups, young people and other individuals wanting to join forces, and help each other face the challenges of global heating, loss of wildlife and subsequent social issues, now and for the future.
The Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Cheryl Briggs says: “Abingdon Town Council is proud to support One Planet Abingdon and provide this space for free. The planet is in crisis and action to reduce carbon emissions needs to happen now. It is great to see these groups working together to inform the public what they can do to help.”
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