In September, Alison Whybrow invited Shar Olivier, sustainability activist and campaigner, to Kingston Quaker Centre to share her recent experience of working with Al Gore at his climate reality coalition training camp in California. A range of people came along: local sixth-formers, a double-glazing salesman, some deep green activists already active in the borough, some new activists – and some who needed re-inspiring. Shar asked three questions: Do we need to change? Can we change? Will we change? Gore’s organisation provides powerful and compelling, though stark, answers. This diverse group, in the limited time we had, made new connections and had new conversations, and, we hope, came away with new awareness and new possibilities.
Read Alison’s full account of the evening and the ideas it generated here