Portsmouth Climate Choir sing at Portsmouth International Port. They are standing in front of a glass wall with the port behind them, and a grey cloudy sky above. They have a green flag which reads Portsmouth CLimate Choir.

With Portsmouth International Port, Share (Portsmouth) and Portsmouth City Council.

The Running Out of Time baton has now reached the south coast of England, and in this episode of this Carbon Copy Podcast special, we meet Elly Toyer of Portsmouth International Port, Kristina Downey of the city council and Clare Seek of Share (Portsmouth). We learn how this coastal city is leading the way in terms of making maritime greener, and we even hear from the local climate choir, who sang as the baton was carried through the port! 

Listen, to discover the successes and the challenges of climate action in Portsmouth. 

“I love what community can do to bring people together, to do practical things which help the planet and help each other. I discovered Repair Cafes – the first one was founded in the Netherlands 15 years ago this October – and thought this seems such a good idea, why haven’t we got one in Portsmouth? 

“So I decided to set up a little Facebook group and plugged it on every community group in the city that I knew, and in 24 hours, I had 200 people… Either ones to help or, [people saying] ‘Yes, oh my goodness, I want this because I’ve got X, Y, and Z and I’d love someone to help me fix it.’ 

“So, you know, I couldn’t then not make it happen!” – Clare Seek, Share (Portsmouth) 

Show Notes 

Find out more about what’s happening across Portsmouth for climate and nature, here: www.carboncopy.eco/local-climate-action/portsmouth 

Find out about Share (Portsmouth): https://carboncopy.eco/initiatives/share-portsmouth  

Discover more about the Repair Cafe network: https://www.repaircafe.org/en/ 

Learn about sustainability at Portsmouth International Port: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/environmental-health/climate-action/  

Find out what Portsmouth City Council is doing to tackle the climate crisis: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/environmental-health/climate-action/  

Read about the huge solar project at Lakeside North Harbour: https://lakesidenorthharbour.com/solar-project/  

Read about the Climate Choir Movement: https://climatechoirmovement.org/#about  

Sign up for a leg of Running Out of Time: https://running-out-of-time.com/route/  

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