Is the future worth a conversation?
Do any of these sound like you?
‘I really want to do something about climate change, but…
- it’s expensive to get my home insulated
- We can’t go vegetarian – what would the kids say?
- I need the car to go and see Mum in hospital
- Anyway it’s probably too late to stop climate change…’
Would a conversation help?
Carbon Conversations is an inspiring, practical 6-session course that helps make sense of what it takes to live a lower-carbon life. Pioneered by Cambridge Carbon Footprit, it has been run in Oxford since 2010 with great success. It is a programme of six meetings, held in participants’ homes, in which we explore the basic climate change problem and what a low-carbon future might look like, then the key areas of the footprint – home energy, travel, food and other consumption. Being in a group of 6-8 people allows you to learn from a variety of different perspectives and meet other people interested in reducing their own carbon footprint. Carbon Conversations also acknowledges that reducing our carbon emissions can be difficult for a variety of reasons both practical and personal, and taking part in the course helps us to understand and work through those difficulties.
Most members make reductions of 1 tonne of CO2 during the course and develop plans to halve their footprints over a longer period.
Carbon Conversations runs regularly in North Oxford and Headington, and is open to all. To express interest, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07769 916824.