When you look at the data it turns out that about 3/4 of people in the whole U.S. don’t even hear somebody else talk about climate change more than once or twice a year. And if we don’t talk about it why would we care, if we don’t care why would we act? So action begins with conversation.
Katherine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist
Virtually everyone has people in their family or network of friends and acquaintances who are climate deniers or unaware of the urgency of the problem and the need to take action NOW.
Talking effectively about climate change is something productive we can do every day, multiple times a day. It also 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.
But there is a skill to having effective climate conversations. Our training will help you become an effective climate conversationalist and avoid the pitfalls that often cause conversations about climate change to go off the rails.
If you are like many of us, having an effective climate conversation can be scary. What’s the best way to approach the topic? Do I have to be an expert? What if someone disagrees with me? Who should I be talking to? What do I say?
All these questions and more will be addressed in our three weeks, one hour per week “Effective Climate Conversations” training. Following the three-week class, you will be invited to participate in our monthly TALK CLIMATE meetings to continue improving your skills and share your work with other THIS! folks.
Effective Climate Conversations Training
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