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Facilitated conversations for groups
Most Australians are concerned about climate change but are confused and overwhelmed – they don't know how Australia should respond or what they personally can do. Social research shows that we make sense of confusing information and decide what to do about it through conversations with people we know and trust. So we've taken the party-plan model and adapted it to allow meaningful discussions about climate change to happen at scale.
“I've been truly surprised by the lasting impact of my Conversation amongst friends who were previously silent on the issue – we are still talking about it nine months on!” – Jarrod, host
How to have effective conversations about climate change
Having lots of quality conversations about climate change is one of the most effective things we can do to stop it. Climate for Change offers various tools, digital learning materials and live virtual webinars to help you get the most out of your conversations.
Lying awake at night worrying about our government's lack of climate action? MPEGs let you work together with others to put pressure on our MPs and get some action in parliament!
Having conversations about climate change is one of the most effective things we can do. Our Climate Conversations let you share your concerns and find out how to take action.
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These free, online workshops take you through the key lessons in talking to people about climate change, and give you a chance to practice your new-found skills.
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The Climate Chat is in a survey format and takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete, and it’s designed to support a conversation between people who already know each other.
This short course will teach you what makes a meaningful conversation and how to effectively talk about the problems and solutions with different audiences.
We've developed the Climate Conversation Guide to help overcome these barriers. It will help in all kinds of situations, from a backyard BBQ through to more structured and intentional conversations and official engagements.
Our four month volunteer program gives you essential skills for entering the not-for-profit sector, and lets you put these skills into practice immediately as ambassadors in our annual peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.
Our Conversations start with a host, who invites friends to their home. We send a trained facilitator to present information, answer questions and facilitate a discussion about climate change.
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Our Conversations are run by trained volunteer facilitators – we’re always looking for passionate individuals to facilitate these innovative group discussions and inspire actions in their networks!
Help us launch our 2021 crowdfunding campaign
Read about our inspiring work in the Latrobe Valley
You can be a part of building climate action in Australia!
Our vision is an Australia in which climate action is a top priority. Community, business and government unite to make the courageous and urgent changes needed to return a safe climate.
Imagine an Australia where...
Effective climate action is embedded into all societal, cultural and economic structures. It is an essential factor in all decision-making.
Community, business and government at all levels are united in enabling conditions that will return temperatures to pre-industrial levels and allow all life on earth to flourish.
We collaborate and work constructively together regardless of geographical boundaries, demographics or political differences.
Learn to have better conversations about climate change
We're getting ready to launch our biggest campaign of the year.
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This Climate Conversation should serve as a starting point. Explore some of these resources to take your next step:
- Conversation Guide - Climate for Change (2020)
- Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change - Climate and Health Alliance (2021)
- Climate Council Guides
Climate change reports
- Aim High, Go Fast - Climate Council (2021)
- The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world - Australian Academy of Science (2021)
- IPCC Special Report on 1.5C
- Beyond Zero Emissions
Documentaries and videos
- David Attenborough's "Life on Our Planet" (Netflix)
Climate Conversations for Your Community
Run your own Climate Conversations program
Climate for Change's flagship program, Climate Conversations, is a unique model that has been successfully run for over seen years internally. It's a high-impact organising tool within the climate movement, successful in reaching audiences that other environmental NGOs have historically found challenging to tap into. We expertly train volunteer facilitators to deliver and guide these conversations all over the country, both in-person and online. In recent years, private and public organisations have partnered with Climate for Change to successfully adopt and run their own Climate Conversation programs.
We train you and your colleagues to conduct our transformative Climate Conversations within your community:
- You'll get access to a comprehensive suite of resources, guides and training plans that we have developed for this purpose
- We'll help you tailor these resources to your specific community, audience or campaign
- We'll teach you how to use everything to its full potential through an action-learning approach
- We will support you on an ongoing basis to ensure that you’re on the right track
Your needs, budget and time constraints are taken into account to create a personalised program
Climate Conversations start with a host, who invites friends to their home for a meal or gathering. A trained volunteer facilitates a discussion about the science of climate change, its impacts and solutions. Attendees are given the opportunity to host the next conversation, volunteer and donate, growing the impact locally.
Pilot Partnership: Jewish Climate Network
“At the Jewish Climate Network, we understand that we are in the crucial decade to act on climate change. Our partnership with C4C has allowed us to speed forward to meet this challenge. Even with a minimal staff, with C4C's help, JCN has been able to lay foundations which will allow us to step forward into 2021 ready to deeply engage our community. [C4C's] expertise and understanding are matched only by [their] interpersonal skills and ability to creatively problem-solve. JCN has greatly benefited from this partnership and highly recommend it to other organisations who are bringing climate action to their communities through evidence-based conversations.”
Programs and Communications Coordinator, Jewish Climate Network
We've successfully partnered with a number of fantastic organisations to set up successful conversation programs since 2020, including:
- Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
- Outdoors People for Climate
- Coffs Climate Action Group
- Willoughby Council
- Environment Centre Northern Territory
- Jewish Climate Network
- Mornington Peninsula Shire
Does this sound like a perfect fit for your organisation? Get in touch! We'd love to chat more.Sign up
Email Mike McEvoy at [email protected] or fill out the form below.
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Your feedback is essential. Doing this 5-minute survey will help your facilitator know how effective today’s Conversation was, and give you a chance to reflect.