As 2021 draws to a close, we’ve been reflecting on some of the stand-out moments from this year.

It’s certainly been a tough year from the perspective of climate and ecological bad news. Do get in touch if you’d like a summary of the major climate news of 2021.

We’ve had some fabulous conversations with all sorts of interesting people, which you can access on our YouTube channel, including Professor Jem Bendell, Nando Garcia and Kat Soares from the Deep Adaptation Community.

We’ve taken a stand at various events around Hertfordshire, engaging with local groups and residents. Here are some pics from Letchworth Garden Festival, Baldock Eco-Fest and the Sustainable Hertfordshire Eco-Fair.

We’ve hosted monthly two-hour webinars on Community Resilience, Adaptation and Deep Adaptation. We get excellent feedback on these and the next one is happening on 8th January 2022. Feel free to come along and tell your friends and colleagues too. Email us for an invitation and zoom link.

We also facilitated gatherings for the global Deep Adaptation community on topics such as the 4R’s of Deep Adaptation, and Finding your Thread (“What’s mine to do?”)

We supported 50+ individuals struggling with eco-anxiety or climate grief.

Over the course of 2021, we engaged with Local Authority councillors and sustainability officers from across the county, and we’re pleased to see that Hertfordshire County Council have added Adaptation as a new topic subgroup in the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership.

We created a report that responds to local Adaptation and Resilience Strategies which was sent to all Councils across Hertfordshire.  You can read the report here.

Following our report, we were invited to present to Stevenage Borough Council, and we’re looking forward to working with them again in early 2022 – facilitating conversations and workshops for staff and other community leaders.

In November, we hosted a magical 4-day “Edge” Retreat…

Here’s just one of the many testimonials received afterwards:
‘For anyone grappling with who we should be in these times, how we can face a world of increasing chaos and collapse with courage and acceptance, The Edge allows that deep meditative dive, both inward and outward, to where answers can make themselves known. Strangers at breakfast became friends by lunchtime, with a great deal of vulnerability expressed, a great deal of fear, wisdom, grief, strength, honesty and love. There was also a great deal of laughter.”  Jasper Gibson.
The next retreat is 5th – 8th May 2022. It’s designed to help you stand tall and look our predicaments in the face from a place of resilience and courage.  Find out more or book your FREE place here.
What can we do to help you and/or your organisation?  We’re happy to facilitate workshops, run webinars sharing the latest information, and/or to support you one-to-one.
How do you talk about this without scaring people away? 

If you need or want to raise awareness of the climate and ecological issues that we’re facing, and you want to bring more clarity, compassion or influence to these conversations, then please join us for our themed RECONNECT call “Talking About It” on Tuesday 18th January.

Finally, here’s Clare Dubois from Tree Sisters speaking passionately about it all.

We send love and gratitude to you all for being a part of this journey!  Thank you for everything you do!

And yes, we wish you a Happy New Year!