Alison Whybrow, Rest in Peace

2018We were very sorry to hear of the death of our former chair, Alison Whybrow, on 27th February 2022, after a short illness. Alison took over chairing at a difficult time when activities were limited by Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns, but managed to keep things going and get funding for and organise a succcessful GreenZone in October 2021 (see pictures here) and for a visioning workshop in 2021. She brought new ideas (including the Drawdown Eco-Challenge) and new contacts to TTK, was always willing to turn out for TTK events such as street stalls and Kingston Carnival's Green Zone (Alison at the 2018 GreenZone pictured here), and was a prime mover in the 2021 collaboration of green groups and individuals working towards a Climate Emergency Centre in Kingston. As a coaching psychologist she had great skills in listening and supportive accompaniment. She brought a deep awareness of climate and ecological emergency into the coaching profession, co-founding the Climate Coaching Alliance. She will be fondly remembered and missed by many local environmental activists and leaves a big hole to fill. We hope those who knew her will be able to honour her memory by keeping TTK alive and "bouncing forward.” Our thoughts are with her family and friends.