Saturday, 8 December 2018

Climate Change Games Nights


A number of Climate Change groups are using the Carbon Conversations games to engage local people in the issues of carbon reduction.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Facilitators Training in Leeds

Leeds Carbon Conversations is running a Facilitators Training Course supported by The Surefoot Effect on 15th to 17th October in central Leeds. 
Following a Partnership Citu (a housing developer building incredibly energy efficient homes in Leeds Climate Innovation District) and University of Leeds (through Milena Buchs - see previous article) 4 members of Citu staff are participating and plan to roll out Carbon Conversations to all employees. The University will evaluate the impact of the groups they run on staff carbon footprints before and after.  
Other places are open to anyone wishing to train to run Carbon Conversations in the Leeds or West Yorkshire area. There are only a few places left so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in attending. leedsconversations@gmail.com.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Can interviews with the carbon calculator reduce people's footprints?

New research by Milena Buchs of Leeds University and author of previous research on Carbon Conversations has been exploring the effectiveness of our carbon calculator.

You may know that Carbon Conversations grew out of a project that conducted interviews with the public using the Centre for Alternative Technology's carbon calculator as a way of raising people's awareness of climate change.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Climate Psychology Alliance

Those of you interested in the wider psychology of climate change may be interested in some upcoming events in the UK and in some publications.


The Climate Psychology Alliance Annual Conference "Climate Psychology, Children, Young People and Education" on Saturday June 9th 2018 in London looks like being a very good event and is open to non-members as well as members. There's an impressive line-up of speakers and workshop leaders, including Carbon Conversations stalwart Rebecca Nestor. Details here. It is followed by a day workshop on June 10th on "The Anthropocene in stories, symbols and the creative imagination" with Sally Gillespie and Johnathon Marshall. More information here

Rosemary Randall is speaking at a number of public events and workshops

Monday, 7 May 2018

Vote for Conversations Carbone

https://www.monprojetpourlaplanete.gouv.fr/projects/plan-climat/collect/depot-des-projets/proposals/faire-face-au-defi-climatique-sans-devenir-dingue-et-en-se-faisant-plaisir-avec-les-conversations-carbone
Our friends in France ask if you could help them by voting for the “Conversations Carbone” project so they can get enough “citizen votes” to be selected by the “French Ministry for Ecological and Fair Transition”. They have  applied to a program called “mon projet pour la planète” and the target is to get over 500 votes before May 11th.

They are busy running groups and have plans for more later in the year. See their website http://conversations-carbone.fr

Sunday, 1 April 2018

New project in Toronto, Canada

We are delighted to hear that Carbon Conversation TO has launched their new website and starting in the spring, they plan to offer groups in different neighbourhoods in Toronto.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

More news from Netherlands


https://www.volkskrant.nl/buitenland/wat-je-moet-doen-als-je-depressief-wordt-van-alle-onheilsboodschappen-over-het-klimaat~a4568490/
KlimaatGesprekken were featured in deVolkskranta, a big national newspaper, in February. What to do if you are depressed about climate change is in Dutch so use google translate or S3.translator for other languages. KlimaatGesprekken are mentioned at the start and end and there’s a quote from Rosemary Randall.