My climate change journey, Part 2: Joyful disruption; making a leap to a quiet revolution in Paris – by Patrick Driscall

Patrick Driscall

I was inspired to start Swansea News Network by taking part in the Paris Climate Agreement Protests and realising there is an increased and urgent need for improved connectivity between communities. I work as a Head Gardener. My background has included gardening under the Westway in London, managing a park in Brixton, launching an environmental education centre, community landscape projects and an award-winning canalside regeneration scheme. I also helped set up a new Youth Club in Hackney, London whilst working with Groundwork Hackney. I was a London Editor for the NY-based aRUDE magazine, an intern at The Guardian and Independent on Sunday, have a fashion degree in menswear.

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2 Responses

  1. John Childs says:

    Thanks Patrick for giving us a real flavour of what it was like to be a protester in Paris last December. Putting pressure on the “powers that be” to do the right thing

    • PatrickD says:

      Thanks for your comment John. My being able to go to Paris was partly down to Friends of the Earth organising rail transport and hostel accommodation for those interested in going and not pulling the plug at the last minute with the terrorist events that happened. They were courageous in doing so. So big thanks!