We know that social change happens when ordinary people start having conversations with those they know and trust. In this webinar episode, we’ll be talking to Katerina Gaita from Climate for Change to explore how we can have the most effective conversations about climate change to take actions that will inspire others and in a way that empowers people to take action.
We’ll be exploring some frameworks and tools you can use for simplifying the understanding of climate change, tactics and ways we can start these conversations, and how we can respond when we meet a climate change denier. We’ll also be providing some resources on where can you go for more information and training should you wish to take things a step further.
The host for the conversation series is Dr Amanda Cahill, CEO of The Next Economy. Amanda has spent nearly 25 years supporting changemakers across the world to improve individual and community wellbeing. Her work at The Next Economy is to support communities to strengthen local economies in ways that are good for people and planet. In this way, her work touches on many of the themes in 2040 – climate change, food and energy systems, waste, and how the economic and political systems operate to both facilitate and block change.
Katerina is a climate communicator, specialising in community engagement. Her passion and expertise are in helping people to understand the problem and challenges we face in climate change then inspiring and empowering them to make a difference.learn more
Links & Resources from the webinar for webpage (post webinar):
Articles from this week’s conversation:
TED talk on values:
Guardian articles with books for kids:
Other good resources are:
How to start a movement – shows Social Diffusion Curve in action
Climate Code Red – if you’d like some good information on the climate emergency
Skeptical Science – a lot of info to help people understand climate change
Climate for Change website has a list of resources:
https://www.climateforchange.org.au/mpegs_resources – Resources for engaging your MPs and links to join MP Engagement Groups (MPEGs)
To sign up to the Climate for Change newsletter:
Key takeaways for effective ways to change the conversation:
Climate for Change – https://www.climateforchange.org.au/
Climate Council – https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/
Beyond Zero Emissions – https://bze.org.au/
Seed – https://www.seedmob.org.au/