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Solutions to the biggest challenges in our society begin in our communities – LabourList

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It is easy to feel very small and powerless as the world is engulfed by existential crises. First, the onset of the pandemic in 2020 immediately changed the way we all live, dramatically curtailing our freedoms (apart from those living in No 10) and tragically cutting short the lives of too many. Now, with war on European soil, the threat of nuclear weapons hangs over humanity. Many younger readers thought such fears were consigned to history lessons at school. But it all feels rather real to us now too. And the generational challenge of climate change, with pictures of melting ice caps, rising sea levels, heatwaves in Europe and droughts in East Africa, remind us that our world is on the precipice of destruction in any event.

Whilst media headlines understandably focus on global politics and diplomacy on a grand scale, many of the solutions to these macro challenges can begin in our communities today. What we saw during the pandemic was the power of…

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