I no longer offer consultancy but I am happy to offer workshops and come to speak about the psychology of climate change
Workshops – on taking the heat out of climate conversations, finding your voice to talk about climate, imagining the future, understanding audiences, talking one-to-one, working beyond the comfort zone, loss, anxiety and change.
Carbon Conversations is the award-winning carbon-reduction programme I designed with Andy Brown for community groups. Judged ‘one of the 20 best climate change solutions’ at the 2009 Manchester festival it helps individuals halve their carbon footprints through paying attention to their emotional conflicts and deeper motivations. It is now being used internationally. In 2017 we made all the materials available free under Creative Commons Licenses. See www.carbonconversations.co.uk for details.
Recent speaking engagements and workshops
Institute of Group Analysis. Speaker: ‘Environment, Crisis and the Group’. Feb 2014.
RSPB. Presentation about Carbon Conversations, July 2013.
Cambridge Conservation Forum symposium. Presentation on Carbon Conversations, June 2013.
University of East Anglia. Speaker at Writing Climate Change conference, May 2013
Science Museum. Presentation: Can fun and games save the planet? March 2013
University College London. Psychosocial dimensions of climate change: a cross-disciplinary dialogue: talk and workshop. Nov 2012.
Euroscience Open Forum, Dublin. I told you so! Panel discussion on climate change. July 2012
Green Party Women’s Conference. Talk on psychology and climate change. July 2012
Common Cause workshop. Bristol Green Week, June 2012
Common Cause Action Learning Group, Cambridge March-July 2012
Finding Common Cause. Residential workshop on finding values and frames for connectors and communicators. Commonwork, Kent. Feb 8th-10th 2012.
If you would like to talk to me about the needs of your organization, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a researcher for the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) working on their Zero Carbon Britain: Making It Happen project http://zerocarbonbritain.org/making-it-happen This is a one year project (to Oct 2016) which involves looking at research from various social sciences on the barriers to a zero carbon future and ways to overcome them.
We published a report on our initial findings to coincide with the Paris climate talks which can be downloaded here:
Click to access Zero%20Carbon%20-%20Making%20it%20happen%20-%20initial%20findings.pdf
This very preliminary review is not attempting to be comprehensive but is more a way of inviting comments and ideas from people working in the different social sciences as well as other experts and practitioners.
As this covers your area of interest as well as mentioning carbon conversations, we thought you might be interested in the project. I did hear you speak at the Climate Psychology Conference and tried to get to speak to you but you were always otherwise engaged.
Please get in touch if you have any suggestions.