Zero will bring together individuals, projects and organisations and offer resources and platforms for collaboration to enable greater benefits than each individual project alone. The hub will also offer opportunities for anyone to drop in and learn more, pick up tips and resources to take action and engage in wider projects, if they wish. Vital to all of this is the development of wellbeing and mental health frameworks which help residents face up to and combat the climate crisis, whilst being able to process the overwhelming emotions that will come with such realisations. This will both empower and spur us into action, rather than leaving us paralysed with fear.
To help convert this former retail space into a vibrant hub, they have set up a Crowdfund campaign to cover the running costs for the first few months while they establish the centre. They will use the funds to develop displays for local social and environmental groups, set up interactive exhibitions on climate and environmental issues, kit out their zero-waste food shop, and loads more.
They are delighted to announce that they have already received pledges from generous individuals to match fund donations up to £10,000! This means that for every £10 donation, Zero receives £25 (£10 donation + £10 matching + £5 Gift Aid).
As a big thank you they are going to permanently display the names of their most generous supporters on ‘Zero’s Wall of Heroes’. Those who donate £25 or more will get their name on the wall and be permanently carved into Guildford community lore.
Supporting Zero, in building a community action plan to cope with a changing planet, is an investment in Guildford’s future.
If you would like to be involved check out their volunteering portal
For more general info please see their website.