People's Assembly develops grass-roots ideas for the BCP Climate & Ecological Emergency

31 August 2019

People's Assembly in action

50-60 concerned local citizens attended a People's Assembly on 28th August hosted by the local Green Party, on the topic of what we can contribute to the local climate and ecological emergency in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP)[More photos of the event in action...]

Our first breakout groups were invited to form among people who didn't know each other so well, and to employ active listening to give every participant one minute's space to be listened to properly on their initial ideas about contributions to BCP's Climate & Ecological Emergency. We kept a record for plenary feedback using post-its, which you can view as a photo album.

In the second hour of the assembly, the participants self-organised into eight topic-based discussion groups, covering the following eight topics within BCP's Climate & Ecological Emergency:

  • Engagement in education and families
  • Re-wilding
  • Food and waste management
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Air Show
  • Housing
  • Economic system change

Here are the flipchart writeups in .docx format, or you can view a photo album of the flipcharts themselves here.

We'll be announcing a follow-up event here soon.

In the meantime you can join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #PeoplesAssemblyBCP.