In order to spark new climate conversations, we run and contribute to a wide range of public events.
It's challenging to communicate climate change at a community level. How can we find ways to alert people to climate change when there are so many other things to worry about? How can we make the solutions to climate change feel positive and empowering? And, especially, how can we reach beyond the limited core audience of dedicated environmentalists to the wider and sometimes sceptical population?
George Marshall will be running this interactive workshop in which participants will explore and understand the key components of effective communications and the complex ways that people make sense of climate change. This workshop is designed for anyone engaging directly with the wider public on climate change, especially as a grassroots community level.
Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and evangelical Christian who has been named one of TIME's '100 Most Influential People' and Huffington Post's '20 Climate Champions'. She will be in conversation with Climate Outreach’s founder George Marshall about how we can use community values to get people on board with climate change, why social science is more effective than statistics, graphs and facts in engaging people, and why we all need to get talking, and keep talking, about climate change.
The event will take place at The University Church of St Mary in Oxford on 15 November. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start, and the event will be followed by a drinks reception.