What’s a Climate Conversation?
We hear a lot about climate change in the news. Most people have a reasonable understanding of the issue. However, it is very rare for us to step back and really look at the big picture. Climate Conversations give us a chance to do this.
A Climate Conversation takes the form of a 30 minute presentation to a group of young people about climate change. They are great for schools, lectures, environmental groups, or any small group setting.
Using this new software package called Prezi, we’ve designed an interactive template presentation so that anyone can go out and give their own Climate Conversation. The presentation asks three big questions:
- What’s the problem?
- What is being done about it?
- What can we do?
Looking at the problem means taking a cold, hard look at the issues. It’s also crucial to know how governments are currently responding to the problem, which is what the second question is all about.
Finally, we believe that individuals have an incredible power to make a difference, so we take the time to talk about how young people can take a stand on climate change issues.
If you’d like to check out the Prezi we’ve designed, then click here.
So far, we have held some really successful Conversations – to new members of Generation Zero in Dunedin, to a residential college for first year students, and to a Marketing class. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
If you have any ideas about groups we could give a Conversation to, or if you would like to give on yourself, then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.