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OUR VISION

Our vision is to normalise talking about climate change, the barriers, the solutions and everything in between to learn from each other and deepen our understanding around the causes, impacts and what we can do about it together. 


To have those broader and courageous conversations that we need to have as a society on the big stuff so we can build a better, inclusive and more equitable world for all our tamariki. 

Learn more about Let's Talk Climate below and download your FREE A4 LTC poster.

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FREE WORKSHOPS MARCH/APRIL:
PŌNEKE WELLINGTON

Do you:

- feel concerned about climate change?
- want to talk about it but don't know how?
- not sure what it means for you in your everyday life?

This month we are focusing on delivering workshops 2 & 3, however we are running two online sessions of workshop 1 on Saturday 16 March if you missed out on our in person ones.  

The workshops are 2-2.5 hours long, and you don’t have to attend all three but it would be beneficial. 


Workshop 1: Let’s Talk Climate with friends, whānau and community 
Our first workshop, Let’s Talk Climate, is introducing our TALKWELL principles on how to talk with people in your life about climate change (we have an adapted version for talking with tamariki (and everyone else!)). 

How to navigate climate conversations around the family table, over a cuppa at work, on the bus, or at the school gate without conflict. Let’s Talk Climate aims to equip you with the skills and tools to have good conversations about climate change with friends and whānau.


When we have good conversations, we experience or deepen a sense of connection, feel like we have been understood and understand another perspective a bit better.  

Workshop 2: Let’s Talk Climate and how we got here
In our second workshop we discuss changes to our landscape over time, the local risks and what it means to you and your community.


With a focus on how climate change can impact our social connections, health and wellbeing and how this underpins our collective ability to respond.

Workshop 3: Let's Talk Climate and what we can do about it 
In our third workshop we discuss what’s next? Hear from people working on local projects that are win-win in terms of meeting social and environmental needs and reducing emissions.


Explore what your own climate action plan could look like, including at home, your neighborhood, wider community and beyond.

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WHAT IS LET'S TALK CLIMATE ABOUT?

Do you:

  • feel concerned about climate change?

  • want to talk about it but don't know how?

  • worried about the conflict over local changes, plans and projects?

Are you avoiding talking about climate change because:

  • you feel lectured to or it's information overload?

  • feel like you don't know enough?

  • want to avoid an argument with someone you care about?

Then Let's Talk Climate is for you. It's about ditching the lectures, learning new tools to sit down for a good old kōrero with friends and whānau about what climate change means for us and what we can do about it.   We know starting these conversations can feel awkward and messy, especially if we are feeling overwhelmed, think we won't agree or worry about conflict.

Let's Talk Climate aims to equip you with the skills and tools to have good conversations about climate change. When we have good conversations, we experience or deepen a sense of connection, feel like we have been understood and also understand another perspective a bit better.

TALK WELL PRINCIPLES

In our workshops, you will learn about TALK WELL principles and put them to practice.

​Tell your story

Action makes it easier
Learn from the conversation
Keep talking and Keep Connected

​What do you think? Ask questions

Enjoy yourself
Listen and show you have heard
Look for common ground

So far we have delivered workshops in Pōneke Wellington and Tāmaki Makaurau with more lined up in 2024!

If you belong to a group, organisation or workplace that would like to host your own personalised workshop then please get in touch with us today at hello@parentsforclimatenz.org

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WHY LET'S TALK CLIMATE?

How we feel about climate change matters because it influences how we act on it. How we talk about climate change matters because it too influences on how we act on it.

Right now thousands of people in Te Ika-a-Māui / North Island of Aotearoa NZ are hurting and dealing with the grief and loss from recent extreme flooding events and Cyclone Gabrielle. 

People are already grappling with how to talk about climate change and these increasing weather events in a way that makes sense of these events and the scale of change we need.


Our Let's Talk Climate project is based on social research that tells us that social change happens through conversation. We all process information, commit to ideas and action when talking with people we trust. 

The more courageous conversations we have about climate change, grounded in care and empathy, the more we can take action and make the good changes we need. 

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BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP WITH US TODAY!


Book your FREE workshop to learn different ways to connect with friends and whānau about climate change. Email us to find out where your nearest and next workshop will be!

"Climate change can seem overwhelming, but each of us has this superpower - of talking with and engaging the people we love, who talk to other people, who talk to other people, who talk to other people, until everyone is talking about it, which changes public and political will for climate action.

And it all starts with a simple conversation!" 

Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale University Program on Climate Change Communication

If you belong to a group, organisation or workplace that would like to host your own personalised workshop then please get in touch with us today at hello@parentsforclimatenz.org

These workshops are supported by Wellington Gardens and Wellington City Council and our foundational Let's Talk Climate workshop is the first in a series of three place based workshops based on How To Talk About Climate Change (Let's Talk Climate), Local Impacts with Local Led Solutions, Turning Talk into Action.

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE A4 POSTER HERE

Our vision is to normalise talking about climate change, the barriers, the solutions and everything in between to learn from each other and deepen our understanding around the causes, impacts and what we can do about it together. 


To have those broader and courageous conversations that we need to have as a society on the big stuff so we can build a better, inclusive and more equitable world for all our tamariki. 

Click on the image to download your FREE Let's Talk Climate poster including our quick guide to our TALK WELL principles. If you would like to make a donation to support our growing mahi, please click here. Thank you x

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