You are probably here because you care about the planet, but are uncertain what actions will really make a difference. The 3 Night Climate Party gives you the knowledge and tools to transform helplesness into positive action with the added bonus that you get to bond with your friends while at it.
Each of the three events you host focuses on a different aspect of climate change. It has a run sheet with activities that guide the exploration. The activities are easy to do. It is a good idea to read through these before your friends come over to make sure you have everything ready to facilitate the event. Then all left to do is eat, drink and enjoy the time with your people.
Due to the format of the planned activities, the party lends itself to bringing together different circles of friends. You will find that creating community experiences over climate is powerful.
On this page you will find a quick overview of the events and this will set you to host memorable, fun evenings and maybe even change the world for the better by contributing to a vibrant future...
Facts - A case for urgent action
Emotions - How do feelings impact our ability to act?
Agency - Creating the future we want
Run Sheet Activities
Each event has 6 activities designed to guide thought processes.
The activities have a 'instructions' and a 'discussions' section.
Instructions tell you what you need to do to set up the activity.
After each activity questions help people digest what they have discovered and explore the topic some more. It might be helpful to ask one question at a time before moving to the next. Feel free to be flexible with this and see where the conversation goes.
A Few Last Tips
You don't need to be a climate expert. Use these evenings to explore the topic. If uncertainties arise that no-one has answers to, you or another guest can research this later and get back to everyone. If you are interested to know more about the topics in general, check out the resources section.
There are many unfounded opinions about climate change out there. It is a complex topic and there is a lot of misinformation around. If the conversation derails, remember this quote from the book 'The Future We Choose' by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac: “The science of climate change is not a belief, a religion, or a political ideology. It presents facts that are measurable and verifiable.”
Also know that 97% of climate scientist agree that humans are causing global warming.
Encourage approaching differences with curiosity. We are in this together but don't all deal with things in the same way. Listening is a superpower especially when you encounter a perspective that is different to your own. 'Tell me more….’ or ‘What makes you say that…’ are great in those moments.
Acknowledge all feelings, positive and negative, but try and stay away from the doom narrative (i.e. there is no hope). Focusing on the opportunities motivates!
Explore and have fun!
Inspiring love for this planet will ultimately save it.
'If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito'.
-- The Dalai Lama