This two-day training on Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd December is being offered at Halton Mill, Lancaster for facilitators to support community groups who wish to begin their own Carbon Conversations groups.
Conversation groups are run by a pair of facilitators, so it is best if
you have someone else in your area who has already trained or who can
come to this training.
It is best if you have already
participated in a CC group before doing this training. If you have not
had an opportunity to do so we may also hold a pre-training day to
ensure people are familiar with how a Carbon Conversations group works.
To book your place, or if you have any questions, please contact Jan on 07715712992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2-3 Dec. 2017, 9:00 – 17.00, lunch and materials provided; £200 per person.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Carbon Conversations Leeds has been involved in starting this exciting new organisation. Building on the Centre for Alternative Technology's Zero Carbon Britain: 'Making It Happen' , ZCY is developing a wide network of public, voluntary and private sector organisations and individuals to collaborate on a plan and actions to get to zero carbon Yorkshire. The plan will be digital, transparent and crowd sourced from commitments and plans across the region, and a funding strategy proposes employing a range of champions to support working groups and communities. Community Champions will be trained as Carbon Conversations facilitators to support neighbourhoods and communities across Yorkshire. For more information email email@example.com
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
We are participating in a contest for green start ups with this short pitch
Sunday, 9 July 2017
I have had a wonderful email form Patrick Carr, from Arcata, California, who is running a series of groups called "Climate Conversations" for the local City of Arcata Recreation Division. We sent him a package of materials earlier in the year, and now he writes:
“I adapted the material and the group structure pretty significantly to be more appropriate to American (and specifically, Arcatan) audiences. I produced a The groups ran weekly for six weeks; I don't find many people who can reliably keep track of and attend meetings held every other week, nor a series that runs for more than six weeks (unless it's required for work or education). I think Americans may have a shorter attention span that Brits possess. …
Monday, 10 April 2017
We have been collaborating with the group Klimaatgesprekken in The Netherlands, who have been adapting the international handbook for their own "Climate Conversations". They already have a team of experienced facilitators and are organising another training, with help from colleagues in the UK, in June.
a Tale of 2 Futures
Domspain Consulting in Spain are also adapting the CC materials as part of an EU Erasmus+ project. In 2016, The Surefoot Effect from the UK, Dom Spain from Spain and Ziniu Kodas from Lithuania, have secured €180,000 worth of funding for a 3-year long project with a focus on communicating solutions to energy issues and climate change at the local, European and national levels. The programme will be adapted to the cultural contexts of Spain and Lithuania and new guides in both Spanish and Lithuanian will be produced.
Having successfully run facilitator training and a pilot groups in Biovallée and the Drôme valley,the International Handbook is now being adapted by the LaRevueDurable in France and Switzerland to develop a French language project in Europe.
Introduction to Carbon Conversations in BrightonThis course for those wishing to facilitate Carbon Conversations groups will be taking place on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of June with an introductory day on Friday the 9th for those who have not yet participated in a CC group. The course will be held at Brighton Peace and Environment Centre which is just a stone's throw from the beach so grab your workbook and sunscreen and sign up for the last place on the course. please contact
PeterboroughA workshop around Carbon Conversations, presented by Peterborough in Transition and British Psychological Society on the 15th May. Free, but please register.
We have also had enquiries from groups in Finland, the WWW in Hong Kong and an EU Horizons 2020 project in France.