Three key themes emerged
- Sharing: to break down isolation, to use resources wisely, reduce consumption and to get information;
- Engaging actively in nature; and
- Lobbying and campaigning: about a range of changes, from saving hedges and challenging supermarkets, to setting up massive water tanks in new buildings.
There was also a clear sense of increased urgency and no single way forward, for any of us or for LCEO. It was heartening to spend time with people who clearly know a great deal and are thinking clearly about what needs to happen, even as we find ourselves at an uneasy stage in the process of change.