six-week session

Climate Change and You:
A six-part program of discovery and learning

Alert: See below for an upcoming session!

Concerned about climate change but unsure of where to start? Connect with like-minded people to explore the relationship between your life and climate change. Engage in courageous conversations to acknowledge our collective eco-distress while finding practical steps towards a more hopeful future.

 

Hear from a past Climate Change and You participant, Rose, as she shares her experience with co-founder Amy Castator. 

Join the program and take climate action.

The Carbon Conversations Climate Change and You program (formerly called Six Week Sessions) was developed by psychotherapist Rosemary Randall and engineer Andy Brown in the UK.

We are pleased to apply this successful model to Toronto.

This flagship program encourages you to explore the relationship between your life and climate change and helps you work with the complex emotions that make it difficult to act. We do this through two-hour facilitated group workshops over the course of six weeks. Each week, you explore a new way climate change relates to your life. Topics include: 

carbon footprint

 Looking for a low-carbon future

eco-friendly food

Food and water

clean home energy

Energy at home

waste reduction

Consumption and waste

individual actions

Travel and transportation

Looking ahead

future individual action

You don't have to do it alone.

Each workshop leaves you with increased clarity about the tools and resources available to take your own approach toward a less carbon-intensive life. The program is made up of eight participants and is led by two trained Climate Action Facilitators. These facilitators work with you to co-create a safe and judgment-free space for all participants. 

Before the program, I definitely was experiencing the uncertainty and hesitancy that many people are faced with when beginning a journey of climate action. By the end of the six weeks, I felt empowered in my capacity to contribute towards environmental awareness and now have the understanding to begin planning for a future where climate consciousness and action are a part of my day-to-day life.


Scott, Summer 2021 Participant

Scott Kennedy Carbon Conversations Toronto

Benefits

As a Carbon Conversations TO participant you will receive:​

  • An enhanced understanding of your carbon footprint and key opportunities to reduce it.

  • The opportunity to connect with like-minded community members looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

  • Guidance in creating your personalized climate action plan.

  • A digital copy of the Carbon Conversations guide and workbook to help you through your carbon reduction journey.

Our Impact

After several completed programs, we were able to help participants overcome difficult emotions related to climate change and commit to tangible actions to reduce their carbon footprint. 

52%

Reduction in the number of participants that felt overwhelmed by climate change after the program.

2.71 t

Participants started actions that have a potential 2.71 tonne reduction of their  average carbon footprint.

62%

Participants that started an action beyond their carbon footprint (e.g. talk to others, join a climate campaign, etc.)

Join an Upcoming
Climate Change and You Program

 

This winter we will be hosting a Climate Change and You Program!

What better way to kick off the new year? Details below.

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Dates

Cost

Format

6:45pm to 9pm EST (Ottawa/Toronto Time)

Time

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Wednesday nights

 January 11 - February 15

Online (Virtual)

$30*

DEADLINE: December 21, 2022

 *If cost is a barrier for you to participate, please let us know in the application form.

Have questions about this program? Contact us.

Past Participant Gallery

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