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written by Joseph Farthing on April 24, 2012
Carbon Conversations has now had over 1200 participants across the UK, over 500 of those in Scotland, with average immediate savings of over 1 tonne per person. You will have some facilitation experience, be passionate about facilitating change in your community, and recognise the benefits of doing so through a values and emotions-based course.
This two-day training for facilitators is being held to support community groups across Scotland who wish to begin their own Carbon Conversations groups. Pam McLean and Jean Langhorne are offering this course and are very experienced facilitators and environmentalists. They are Designated Trainers for facilitators of Carbon Conversations and have facilitated several Carbon Conversations groups between them.
written by Irina Nedelcu on June 29, 2011
This two-day training for facilitators is being held on August 20-21 to support various community groups across Scotland who wish to begin their own Carbon Conversations groups. Astrid Horward and Pam McLean are offering this course. Both are very experienced facilitators and environmentalists. They are CCF Designated Trainers for facilitators of Carbon Conversations and have facilitated several Carbon Conversations groups between them.
written by Abby Nicol on February 1, 2011
Come visit the home of the Veg Bag vegetables! We’ll be touring the farm and lending a hand replanting their willow hedge.
This trip is now full.
written by Rosie Sullivan on August 2, 2010
This semester pairs of trained volunteer facilitators will be leading a series of facilitated discussions… about what climate change means for us as individuals and how we can move towards lower carbon lifestyles. There are 11 groups running across the University… join one today!
written by Ric Lander on May 6, 2010
Neus Giner Garcia attended the official Transition Network training in North Howe, February. Read about how she got on.
From my own experience, it is not only knowledge that you gain through trainings and gatherings.
I did gain a lot though, the Transition Training at North Howe increased my knowledge in Peak Oil and Climate Change but, most important, the skills in spreading that knowledge. As they say, the knowledge has been there for ages, and so far it is obvious that catastrophic messages do not have the needed impact in terms of behavioural change. The key issue, they say, is to sell the sizzle, not the sausage. The issues of Climate Change and Peak Oil are already dangerous and sad enough for us to keep embittering our lives; the fight back should be, at least, of some fun. How else will be bring people on board?
written by Ric Lander on
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Represent Edinburgh University at the Transition Network Gathering
Saturday 12 – Monday 14 June, Seale Hayne, Devon
This June is the Transition Network Gathering for groups from across Britain and the world. The weekend will include a plethora of activities including open space, inspiring workshops, skill shares, project shares, networking, entertainment, food, and lots of meaningful fun and frivolity! It’s our best opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other Transition towns, cities and universities, and we want to be there in force to share ideas and build links. It’ll be held at the old Seale Hayne College with lovely buildings, loads of room, fantastic catering facilities, woods and gardens, and on-site accommodation.
written by Ric Lander on March 5, 2010
University Footprints, Community Handprints: How Can We Create Low CO2 Universities?
1-5.30pm, Friday 26th March at University of Edinburgh
written by Rosie Sullivan on March 4, 2010
Working together in the workplace for a low carbon future! Free training for all university staff on personal and shared actions to reduce carbon emissions.