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, the Council unanimously agreed to take forward all these recommendations.
Think and Do Phase 3 update
Dear Friends of Think and Do,
We hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well. COVID19 is presenting challenges for all of us. But Think and Do is back in action! Since the start of lockdown, we have embarked upon an inspiring series of webinars. By the end of June 2020, we will have hosted over 40 webinars, which over 800 people have attended. An archive of our newsletters, containing details of all of the webinars, is featured in the resources section of this website. The updated news from several of our projects, can also be found in the resources section. For details of upcoming events, please see the Events Page.
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 and Do’s events and projects have helped inspire and moblise people to come forward with green initiatives. Camden’s Climate Action Plan commits the Council to roll out a series of Think and Dos across Camden. Georgia Gould kindly accepted a webinar invitation from Think and Do to talk to us about how we can continue creating collaborative spaces to reimagine Camden. The webinar, on 15th June, was joined by other Council staff and our fantastic allies and friends. The launch of Camden’s Climate Action Plan for 2020-2025 took place on the 2nd July,
Submit your entries using the contact form. Please Include your name, email & phone number, also child/ adult and the type of tree (if you know it).
Deadline: 5pm 30th September 2020.
In the news
In the Ham&High on the 7th May, there was an opinion piece by Maya da Souza and Farhana Yamin, “lifestyle changes we have adopted as a result of Covid-19 show how we can shift towards a low carbon lifestyle”. The article can be read here.
Let’s grow mini-wildflower meadows and Rewild Camden
With 97% of UK wildflower meadows disappearing since the second world war, it’s so important that each of us do our bit to encourage biodiversity. We are giving away small packets of annual wildflower seeds, which should flower this year. If you would like to grow a mini wildflower meadow – whether in a container, in a street tree, or in a garden, get in touch via our contact form.
Here is a simple guide of how to grow a lovely, naturalistic display of flowers (from the ThinkandDoCamden Instagram feed):
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Think and Do has free seeds to give away – if you would like some please contact us! Camden Council has given permission for residents to plant seeds in tree pits! A great way to increase the biodiversity on your street and plant some flowers to bring someone some joy! Pics feature Stephen and Debbie from the Think And Do planning team #thinkanddo #camden #transitionkentishtown #wildflowers #planting #flowers #seeds #freeseeds #community #bloominglovely
What next? Send us a picture of the progress of your mini meadow to:
The following lists the Think&Do projects. As well as these community projects, there are actions that each individual can take. See the What If We… page for suggestions.
What if… we created a Camden Forest?
here was a chorus of birdsong as you left your house. This song comes from birds perched in bushes and trees surrounding you. A veritable forest! …more…
What if… we created a Library of Things?
ave you got too much stuﬀ? Why buy more things when you can borrow? ...more…
What if … we transformed One Estate in Camden into a Housing Estate fit for the future?
magine if an existing Camden Housing Estate was transformed into a unique ecological and climate resilient Estate fit for the 21st Century? An urban ecosystem where nature and city were intertwined. …more…
What if … we put the Park back into Parking?
o longer need your car? What if your street was full of pedestrians and nature rather than traffic? What if the air was clean, and the sounds you heard were birdsong and the breeze? …more…
What if … we fixed Fast Fashion?
nitting and repairing was taught everywhere from health centres to shops? Regular clothes swops took place in every school, health/community centre, library, etc? …more…
What if … we could embed climate action in Education?
nd our education system was not based on teaching standardisation and conformity, but nurturing individuality, imagination and creativity? …more…
What if … you could take a Green Route everywhere you wanted to go?
othing thrills like birdsong. What if you really enjoyed walking in your neighbourhood – strolling along the streets and through the green spaces? …more…
What if… we built a future based on Climate Justice?
iversity in Camden is our gateway to the world. Here, we have so many cultures and stories from many walks of life. Filled with creativity, knowledge and resilience. …more…
These ideas for climate action projects were imagined and envisioned by visitors in T&D phase 1.
Do you have another idea for a climate action project? Or an event?
Can you offer any skills, or time? We would like to see T&D’s popping up all across LB Camden, and beyond! How about one in a health centre, a Uni, a big business, a nursery, a station, a street party, in a park? Do you have a location in mind? Could you co-host a pop-up Think&Do? If so, please contact us using the contact form.