Food Plymouth aim to create a more sustainable food city, working together with businesses, organisations and individuals. In order for us to collaborate and work well together there has to be an element of compassion, so with this in mind Zoe Nile attended the Compassionate Plymouth General Meeting last week to find out more about the movement and how Food Plymouth can promote a compassionate way of working too.
How we can create a compassionate city
By Zoe Nile
On Tuesday 16th July 2019 I joined Compassionate Plymouth at Engage Church for their first general meeting. It was great to be involved in and inputting into Compassionate Plymouth at this early stage. The aims of Compassionate Plymouth are simple, to engage and unite with partners to celebrate diversity and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and hate crime. To do this they will bring together disparate groups in Plymouth who are already engaged in compassionate action as well as engaging with compassionate schools and universities.
In a small workshop we discussed ways to encourage compassion throughout the city, how to engage with organisations to best effect and think about possible hurdles on the journey.
Compassionate Plymouth are keen to encourage others to get involved and be a part of the movement, if you are interested in increasing compassion as a value and action you can become a partner of Compassionate Plymouth, click here to find out more.