Carbon Conversations offers a supportive group experience that helps people reduce their personal carbon footprint. Their sessions engage with the difficulties of change by connecting to values, emotions and identity. The groups are based on a psychological understanding of how people change.
The group will meet every second Friday evening, from 6.30 – 8.30pm, in Peterborough Environment City Trust (4-6 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1NA) on the following dates:
Friday 17 April
Friday 1 May
Friday 15 May
Friday 29 May
Friday 12 June
Friday 26 June
The six meetings create a non-judgmental atmosphere where people are encouraged to make serious lifestyle changes. The groups offer:
- space for people to explore what climate change means for themselves, their families and their aspirations
- permission to share their hopes, doubts and anxieties
- time to work through the conflicts between intention, social pressure and identity
- reliable, well-researched information and practical guidance on what will make a difference
- support in creating a personal plan for change
The meetings use professionally designed, reliable materials to cover climate change basics, ideas for a low-carbon future and the four key areas of the footprint – home energy, travel, food and other consumption. Discussions of practicalities are woven together with discussions of how people feel and what these changes mean personally. Carbon reductions of 1 tonne CO2 are typically made by each member during the course, with plans developed to halve individual footprints over a 4-5 year period.
The cost of joining the group is £15 to cover the handbook and materials. There are two facilitators, who are not paid, and there is no cost for the venue.
There is only space for 10 people in the group. So to confirm a place, please get in touch early.
If you are interested please contact Rich Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) and cc Ben Cuddon (email@example.com)