Can I call my group a Carbon Conversation?

Carbon Conversations remains a registered trademark. We are happy for people running Carbon Conversations groups, as described in the Facilitator’s Guide, to call these groups ‘Carbon Conversations.’ Make sure you link to this website wherever you mention 'Carbon Conversations'. For other uses of the materials please acknowledge their source and link to this website. See the small print. If in doubt – please contact us with your questions! 

Are you going to update the factual material?

No. You will have to supplement anything that is out of date with up to date facts of your own.

Can I still buy printed copies of the materials?

While stocks last you can buy individual printed copies of In Time for Tomorrow? by clicking on the button on this website and bulk printed copies of In Time for Tomorrow? by contacting info@surefoot-effect.com. Surefoot may still have some printed copies of the other materials as well – contact them to find out.

What is a Creative Commons License?

It’s an alternative to copyright that protects authors’ original work but allows for freer distribution and sharing, particularly online. More details at https://creativecommons.org.

Can I charge people to come to a Carbon Conversations group?

The Creative Commons License means that you can’t charge people for the materials but you can charge for your facilitation, for the hire of the room, for your advertising and for any other costs associated with running a group.

Can I use Carbon Conversations in the workplace?

Yes. A number of people have experimented with using Carbon Conversations in workplaces. The six-or twelve session model doesn’t fit easily with most workplace commitments and training schedules but you may be able to adapt some of the methods and materials, in particular the ‘What about at work?’ sections of In Time for Tomorrow?

How do I become a Carbon Conversations facilitator?

There is no longer any official training for Carbon Conversations facilitators. Anyone can use the materials. Anyone can run a group. The key thing is to have prior experience of facilitation, to be attuned to the emotional costs of facing climate change and to be able to deal creatively with the experiences of your group members as they struggle with the issues. A good source for understanding these psychological experiences is the Climate Psychology Alliance  Some of the people who used to offer training to people wanting to facilitate groups may still be doing so and if we hear of this we may be able to advertise these in future on this site.