Most people in Scotland are concerned about climate change, but are uncertain and overwhelmed – they don’t know how Scotland should respond or what they personally can do.
Social research shows that we make sense of confusing information and decide what to do about it through conversations with people we know and trust. Could you support more of these conversations to happen?
“I’ve been truly surprised by the lasting impact of my Conversation amongst friends who were previously silent on the issue – we are still talking about it nine months on!”– Jarrod, host
Climate Conversations allow meaningful discussions about climate change to happen at scale.
We’ve taken the party-plan model made famous by Tupperware® and adapted it to allow meaningful discussions about climate change to happen at scale.
We start with a host, who invites members of their community and friends to either a local venue like a library or community centre, or to their home. We send a trained facilitator to present information, answer questions and facilitate a discussion about climate change. At the end of the discussion, we invite participants to join us in taking regular action. We also invite participants to host their own Climate Conversation with their friends, so we can grow the number of conversations happening!
We’re looking for generous people to help keep the momentum going and host a Conversation within their community their friends – can we count on you?
We can also facilitate online Climate Conversations, using Zoom. This means your guests can dial in from anywhere in Scotland (or beyond!)
Check out this Conversation Guide from the original Australian movement.
“I was pretty nervous to host …But as soon as the night started … it was really nice to see that everyone was impacted like I was even though climate change may not be a regular discussion amongst the people who came. I was also really excited that only one of the nine people I invited didn’t come. I feel re-inspired to act on climate change.”– Carli, host
Hosts make sure there is food and drinks for their guests; a trained facilitator does the rest. We can provide grants to support hosts with venue and catering costs.
The ideal Climate Conversation size is 6-12 people, and it’s a good idea to leave 2-3 weeks to organise the event. (The minimum number of guests for a productive discussion is 4.)
Take a look at the form on this page to register your interest in hosting a Conversation!
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