An interactive workshop that was a big hit at COP26 comes to Mytholmroyd on March 20th - three years to the day that Hebden Royd Town Council declared a climate emergency.
Most of us now understand that climate change is a major issue - but how many of us really have a grasp of the science behind the headlines? The Climate Fresk is a serious game on climate change, which aims to cover the fundamentals of climate science in a fun and interactive way. During the three hour workshop, participants learn about how human activities cause environmental effects, building a 'big picture' of cliamte change and its complexity. Then the group moves on to discussing solutions and actions we can take individually and collectively to address the crisis.
Invited stakeholders piloted the game at sessions in Hebden Town Hall in the last two weeks. Councillor Nikki Harvey, Chair of the Hebden Royd Town Council's Climate Emergency Committee, commented:
"It was a really enjoyable and informative experience. For me the best bit was it's power to bring different people from different ages and backgrounds together to learn and share."
Other local participants said:
'Brilliant session - great to have the opportunity to talk through the complexities of climate change with a wide range of people. Food for thought and action. Thank you!'
'Absolutely brilliant. Enjoyable and hugely informative. Made some great connections'
'I've learnt so much, really thought provoking. Having an opportunity to get others perspectives on climate change was very interesting. Thank you.'
The workshop takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Sunday 20th March from 1pm to 4pm. It's a free event funded by Hebden Royd Town Council, but please note that places are limited.
Added: Friday, 11 March 2022