These are unusual times and I have been a little distracted this week from my usual sustainability concerns. However, I’m trying really hard to continue as many of my new habits as possible and find that gives me some structure, in what could otherwise become complete anarchy in my life.
This week I have discovered a community resilience network that I never knew existed. I was looking for a way of helping local people who are isolating because if the Coronavirus, and fell upon a local team of volunteers. They are a social enterprise linked in with our local council (here’s the connection with my usual topic) and seem to have been set up to support local communities during flooding events and other emergencies, and are very aware of the risks in our area from climate change.
The volunteers will help out in all sorts of different situations, so tomorrow’s job is getting signed up and I’m ready to go. I feel heartened by the fact that it’s another local group who are helping and preparing for the impacts of climate change, although I will probably be starting off with shopping and welfare calls.
It’s worth digging around a bit to see what’s out there locally.