Most Australians are concerned about climate change, but are confused and overwhelmed - they don't know how Australia should respond or what they can do. Territorians are no different, we want to protect the natural environment and way of life that we know and love. We want to keep this place special and look after the climate and culture that helps this place thrive.
Helping people find a way to respond to the climate crisis is important. Social research shows that we make sense of confusing information and decide what to do about it through conversations with people we know and trust.
Climate Conversations Facilitators are key to delivering the Climate Conversations program in the NT, and helping to build momentum here for climate action.
Becoming a volunteer Climate Conversations Facilitator means you'll facilitate discussions with small groups of friends in a Host's home.
Facilitator Training involves attending a Climate Conversations as a participant (pre-requisite), participating in 2x3hr training sessions (remote dial-in is an option) and some pre-training reading and preparation. In exchange Facilitators are asked to commit to facilitating a minimum of one Conversation a month for 6 months (about 8 hours a month, including ongoing training).
This is a fantastic opportunity to connect meaningfully with other people concerned about climate change and be part of a growing community of people who are inspiring others to take action. The unique program is based on the work of Climate for Change and has international reach. See their 2020 Climate Conversations Impact Report to find out more about the impact of the program.
You don't need to be an expert on climate change to become a Climate Conversations Facilitator. Being passionate about climate change and having good communication skills is what matters most. We offer an ongoing training program and an experienced Facilitator to support you all the way.
*Facilitators are required to be eligible for an Ochre Card*
If you're interested in training to be a Climate Conversations Facilitator please fill out the Facilitator Expression of Interest and we'll be in touch with you shortly.
If you'd like find out more about this opportunity please email our Climate Conversations Coordinator [email protected]
ECNT is partnering with City of Darwin to deliver the Climate Conversations program.