Any fans of Ro Randall and Andy Brown’s Carbon Conversations will be excited to learn that an updated version of this excellent initiative, named Living with the Climate Crisis, has been developed.
What is Living with the Climate Crisis?
Created by Ro, Andy, Rebecca Nestor and Daniela Fernandez-Catherall, Living with the Climate Crisis aims to help people find their place in the collective project of responding to climate change. At its heart is a clear psychological approach, based on the following principles:
- climate change is distressing: people need support in coping with the difficult feelings that sometimes overwhelm them, and to explore ways to feel joy and satisfaction in a precarious world
- the best means to collective solutions is in supportive groups based in local communities
- people need support in finding their way to a variety of personal, political and community actions
- people need skills in communicating, both publicly and in personal situations.
The programme consists of seven meetings and is currently being piloted. Facilitator materials will be available in 2023 and the authors will offer introductory workshops to support people wishing to run the groups in their own localities.
A website dedicated to Living with the Climate Crisis is under production. In the meantime follow this link for more details.