A second family assembly
Jan 09, 2020
The second family assembly took place in Norwich as we turned into the
2020s with a clear 10 year horizon in view. This at the time when the
fires are burning in Australia, with its leaders showing continuing
ignorance and denial. Presentations in the recent weeks suggest that
by 2050 much of East Anglia (including Norwich and Cambridge) will be
under water. These messages gave clarity of purpose to the
The Walker/Scharf family span three generations from 70-0, form 4
different households, with potential influence within work, socially,
within faith organisations and politically. The older members of the family might have
more potential influence, but not to underestimate the influence of having babies/children
in the assembly/conversation to concentrate minds.
As a family we agreed to support by signing the declaration and
placing it in a visible position within our respective homes. We also
discussed some immediate considerations and actions.
Looking at becoming single car families
Taking public transport more to improve the economics of better
Discussing measures the local Cathedral (sic) can take
Discussing investment strategies with key funders/philanthropists
within the area
Being more informed on impact of meat, particularly beef
We want this to be positive in terms of improving quality of life and
living and not seen negatively and losing out. Seven children under 10
adds a measure of urgency to these actions and to maintain the quality
of family life.
To this end we are looking forward to using the spaces we have to
improve the biodiversity and provide love, support and encouragement
for the tougher moments.