The most important thing every single one of us can do about climate change is talk about it.
–Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist
As of 2023, 66% of Americans rarely or never discuss climate change with family and friends. If we don’t hear people talk about climate change, why would we care? And if we don’t care, why would we act? So, action begins with a conversation.
Having effective conversations about climate change is something productive we can do every day, multiple times a day.
It can help move dramatic climate change action into the Overton Window where issues need to be to get coverage by the media and action by governments.
However, conversations about climate change can easily go off the rails. This class will show how to avoid pitfalls, promote understanding and “listen deeply” to people of all views on climate change. This is a foundational skill necessary to any successful action in support of the climate.
THIS! Is What We Did offers free 3-session (90-minutes per week) trainings on how to have Effective Climate Conversations.
It doesn’t require you to be an expert and, most importantly, it’s fun!
One recent participant said, “I’ve worked in the area of climate change for a long time. I’ve never thought about conversation as being important. I now know it’s core to it all.”
Another said, “This class has helped me have more kind and courageous conversations. I find myself not only having more conversations about climate change, but about other sensitive issues important to me.”
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