Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change

Friday, 4 February 2011

Carbon Conversations

Is our future worth a conversation?
Would you like to reduce your carbon footprint?
Would you like to take some practical steps on climate change?
You are invited to take part in Carbon Conversations:
a course of meetings starting soon in Tooting
 
8-10 participants will meet as a group to explore climate change in a different way, focusing on values, feelings and lifestyle as well as kick-starting practical action to reduce carbon consumption in the home and community 

Ø  Each two-hour session is supported by facilitators to build on the experience and interests of the participants: you do not need to feel you are an ‘expert’ to take part 
Ø  Following a proven and well-designed structure, you will meet other people interested in creating a low-carbon future, and explorekey areas of your own carbon footprint including home energy, transport and travel, food, consumption and waste
Ø  We will emphasise participation in the informal sessions – we won’t be giving lectures. You will share ideas, use the Carbon Conversations workbook, play some instructive and enjoyable games, identify tools and tips that will support you, and create personal plans that will reduce your carbon impact

Ø  After the completion of the workshops you can choose to receive training on facilitating the course, and support other Carbon Conversations groups yourself

The course will be facilitated by members of Transition Town Tooting. Course materials and design have been developed by Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Meetings will take place on Monday evenings from 7-9pm. We will start the course of five meetings on Monday 28th February 2011, continuing on March 7th, March 14th & March 21st. The fifth meeting will be held on a date in May to be agreed with participants, getting together again after time taking action on individuals’ plans.  

We will provide the facilitation and administration, and ask for a voluntary fee of £10 per person to cover the cost of the Carbon Conversations workbook

Easily accessible, in Tooting - to be confirmed  

Please email Charles at cemwhitehead@btinternet.com to join, express an interest, or ask any questions, and we will be in contact

Carbon Conversations is one of the Guardian’s ‘Top 20 solutions to climate change’

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