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This event brings everyone up to speed with climate change facts and inspires actions to reduce its risk.

Paper, Post it notes, coloured markers, computer

 GOAL: 

 YOU NEED: 

     1. Kickoff 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Icebreaker: Environmental Superhero

In order to create the future we want, we need to call in on our own superpowers as the challenges we are facing are not small.

Take 1 minute to decide your superpower and your superhero(ine)'s name. Draw a picture if you wish. How do you think your heroine will be helpful in creating the future we want?

 

Then each participant shares their inspiration.

     2. Brain-picking 

INSTRUCTIONS:

What do you know about climate change?

Participants share their knowledge in the group.

Otherwise, play this Kahoot trivia quiz online. You will need to sign up, but it is free to use and fun, fun, fun. This video explains how to play and these are the correct answers with explanations.

    3. Food for Thought 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Climate Crash Course on the Facts

Watch one or both of the videos below.

1: Al Jazeera's documentary What is climate change (7 min)

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DISCUSSION:

  • Did you see anything new or surprising?

  • How do you feel about what you just saw?

     4. Action 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Listen to climate psychologist Margaret Klein Salamon (1 min) speak about the 'contagion of inaction'.

Use Post Its to generate as many actions and ideas as they you can think of that would help stop the contagion of inaction. After about 5 minutes ask whether they can group the ideas into: actions for individuals, communities, cooperations, governments, the global community cooperations.

DISCUSSION:

  • Who do you think carries most responsibility to tackle climate change: individuals, communities, cooperations, governments, the global community....?

  • Who can you speak to about climate change so that the silence is broken and more people

     5. Love Letters to the Planet 

INSTRUCTIONS:

The love for this planet and the recognition that this world is filled with magic will motivate us to act. Watch the trailer  'My Octopus Teacher' (2 min) and consider how you see your connection to nature and the planet.

DISCUSSION:

  • What are your thoughts about the narrator's story?

  • What is your relationship with nature?

    6. Toast 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Brainstorm a one sentence summary of the event; something that stood out, something you enjoyed. Finish the event by raising the glasses to this.

 Deep Dive 

If you are interested to find out more about the facts of climate change, check out the below resources. For even more information head to the resource section.