Studies have shown that just talking about climate change can help people understand and accept its reality. Our network member The Perth Coping with Climate Change Café is one example of folks getting together to share stories, fears and solutions in an open and respectful way.
“We weren’t looking for solutions but found relief in being able to have an open, frank exchange and to listen to others. With greater comfort there was a willingness to raise the topic in other fora in the community and to try ways to change our behaviour to lower their carbon footprints and make ourselves feel better at the same time. ” —Kate McLaren, Climate Change Café organizer
- Start your own conversation about climate change. Not sure how to go about it? You can find some tips for facilitating a chat about the climate emergency here.
- Check out these seven essential resources for climate conversations.
- You can join a Digital Climate Conversation with the Eco-Elders of Calgary.
- Take the For Our Kids Action of Month. This month, send a letter to your MP voicing your support for Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act.