Camden’s ‘Think & Do’ Pop Up is a community space to give people in Camden the chance to come together to develop ideas and projects tackling the climate and ecological crisis. The creation of a new civic space is a direct follow on from Camden’s Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis held in July 2019 which resulted in 17 recommendations. At its Full Meeting on 7th October 2019, the Council unanimously agreed to take forward all these recommendations.
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Camden’s Climate Action Plan for 2020-2025
Think & Do has been working to support the adoption of Camden’s Climate Action Plan for 2020-2025. Think & Do’s events and projects have helped inspire and mobilise people to come forward with green initiatives. Camden’s Climate Action Plan commits the Council to roll out a series of Think & Do’s across Camden. The launch of Camden’s Climate Action Plan for 2020-2025 took place on the 2nd July. The plan can be viewed on Camden’s website.
January 2021 Newsletter
The January 2021 Newsletter is now available online, with updates on the current projects. It includes details of the community-written ‘Camden Future Journal’ wraparound (see below); news of the Community Fridge, set up in partnership with Cooperation Town, Refugee Community Kitchen and the Council at 19 Highgate Road; the Camden Forest tree giveaways; the ‘What If…’ poster campaign; collaboration with UCL and Camden Council on UCL Think & Do Sustainability Ambassadors; and physical pop-ups.
Visioning Camden 2030
At the start of January, there was a special edition of the Camden New Journal with a four-page community-written ‘Camden Future Journal’ wraparound. This contained a selection of the 350 entries that were submitted. All 350 entries can be seen in the online flip-book.
Join the Re-Cyclists!
Enjoy cycling around Camden ? The Re-Cyclists are a team of local cyclists who will help to re-home food, clothes and other items across the Borough. Also helping to deliver tree whips to help build the Camden Forest. Email email@example.com to join.
In December the Camden Forest team organised a number of tree giveaways. Several hundred tree whips – small trees, two or three years old, about 40cm high, were given away. Where space is limited – small gardens or balconies, these can be successfully grown in containers. For details on how to request a tree, as well as a tree planting guide, see the Camden Forest website.
Think & Do Projects
Phase 1 of Think & Do Camden generated around 90 ideas for new projects. Many were similar and have been grouped into eight community projects. See the Projects page for more information. Phase 2 and lock-down meant that we embarked upon an inspiring series of webinars. We hosted over 40 webinars, which over 800 people have attended. For more information, please see our archive of newsletters and our list of current projects.
Phase 3 is now up-and-running with our Think and Do pop-up concept. The posters for the Kentish Town Library can be seen in the online gallery.