Frequently asked questions

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Where can I learn more about climate change? And what can I do about it?

Our take action page has plenty of resources to help you get informed, take action and reach out to others about climate change.

 

How do I host a gathering?

Head to our host a gathering page to sign up. We’ll add you to our database and contact you when our facilitators are available in your area.

 

Who should I invite to my gathering?

We recommend inviting people who trust you, care about you and are open to climate change. It’s OK if they’re unsure about climate change, but it’s best not to invite stubborn skeptics or deniers. They are unlikely to be convinced by one gathering and are likely to spoil the conversation for others who are genuinely interested in understanding the issues. When you sign up to host, your facilitator will help you write a list of people to invite and to compose your invitation.

 

I’d like to attend a gathering but am unable to host. Can I attend someone else’s gathering?

Occasionally we hold public gatherings. Check here to see if any public gatherings are coming up. Or you can register your interest in attending future public gatherings; email zey@climateforchange.org.au if you'd like to be added to the waiting list.

  

How do I become a facilitator?

We have a thorough training program for facilitators in Melbourne, Australia. If you are in Melbourne and interested in becoming a facilitator, head to our facilitator page to begin the process. From there you can book yourself into an upcoming training session and meet the team.

 

Do I have to be a climate-change expert to become a facilitator?

No! We teach you everything you need to know. The most important characteristics for the role are good people skills, good listening skills and an engaging personality.

 

Where in Australia do you operate?

We currently run gatherings in Melbourne. However, if you are interested in facilitating or hosting gatherings elsewhere, let us know and we’ll get in touch when we are ready to expand to your area.

 

How are you funded?

We are powered by volunteers, and the majority of our funding is donated by individuals like you! We also receive some funding from grants and philanthropic organisations.

 

How is Climate for Change different to other campaigns?

Climate for Change is not a campaign organisation. Our aim is to increase the number of people concerned about, and prepared to act on, climate change. We reach people who would not usually associate themselves with environmental activism or organisations. We support people to take actions they feel comfortable with and, most importantly, to have better conversations about climate change with the people they care about. If those people later feel ready to be more active, we will refer them to the most appropriate existing organisations.

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