"Recently we have had our 1.000 th participant enlisting for our carbon conversations workshops. We are currently active in more than 50 places in Holland with over a 100 facilitators.
We have received a lot of media opportunities, enough for the media to really see us as one of the organizations they call whenever they want to do something ‘about the climate, and human behaviour’. I am personally proud that we introduced a few words in Holland that play a role in understanding and sharing and acknowledging. For example the debate was always about the ‘energy transition’ and we consistently started using ’the climate transition’ (from an understanding that it’s also about food, travel, consumption, etc). We also introduced ’klimaatspagaat’ which means the dilemma people face when they have to desires that conflict. They both want to do something (reduce climate impact), but also have difficulty facing up to that choice.
We also moved from ‘facilitator’ to ‘groupcoach’ in the early stages, to ‘climate coaches’ now, which seems to become a role now that now gets recognized in government policy: a lot of the changes that are needed will have to Be done by people and just like you can have ‘mechanics’ ‘engineers’ in the climate transition, there is a growing awareness that we will need climate coaches. "