Big Conversation Two
We are inviting the local community, who interact and engage with the Gunnersbury estate, to join us for an open conversation about our climate change strategy. On Saturday 1 February we will be opening our doors for the second instalment of the Big Conversation, this time to explore the topic of climate change and what we can do at Gunnersbury. Tea and coffee will be served from 12pm and the conversation will run between 12.30 – 3pm.
Chief Executive of the Gunnersbury Estate, David Bowler says, “At Gunnersbury we are committed to taking practical action to reduce the impact of climate change. As a park which hosts over 1 million visits a year, we want to work with our community and our wider stakeholders, to take collective action. I hope that our Big Conversation on Saturday 1 February will be the start of that move to work together to tackle the most important challenge facing us today.” We recognise that climate change is a crucial issue and it is up to all of us to play our part. We have already committed to introducing collection of dry recyclables throughout the park, and are exploring further possibilities including installing water meters, adjusting the ways we order office supplies to reduce deliveries and working with local councils to lobby TFL to improve public transport provisions in the area. We will implement an awareness campaign among staff to conserve energy in the office and museum, encouraging behaviour change and increased awareness in sustainability practice.
After the success of the last Big Conversation in July 2019 we were keen to continue the discussion. People who attended the first event expressed a wish to hear more regular updates from the CIC to understand our plans and goals more clearly, and shared how valuable they found this opportunity to speak to us directly. Positive feedback included the wildflower meadow, our friendly front of house team, the interactive elements of the museum and our public events. People felt improvement was needed in the paths and signage in the park, this has been taken on board and surface works are beginning in the car park to be completed by spring 2020.
- Saturday 1 February
- 12 - 3pm