What we provide

  • Handbooks including information, worksheets and tips for carbon reduction.
  • Meeting designs including exercises, games and discussions and the chance to think about what makes carbon reduction hard for you and what you can gain from it.

  • Facilitation training and support for groups.

  • Help in calculating a more accurate carbon footprint and opportunities to come up with plans and targets for reducing your carbon footprint.

  • A community of like-minded people to work and have fun with.

What we’d like you to commit yourself to:

  • Try to reduce your carbon footprint.

  • Come to all eight meetings.

  • Do the 1-2 hours of homework between each meeting.

  • Be willing to listen to other people’s experiences and be sympathetic to their feelings.

  • To provide a £10 deposit on the handbook which you work from. This can be returned if you return the book after the meetings.

  • For at least 2 people in each group to do the facilitation training and take the role of facilitators during the meetings.

In these meetings Footpaths has tried to create an environment which will help us to make changes.

This includes:

  • A stimulating environment where we can share ideas creatively.

  • The chance to talk about things we love which may be lost through climate change.

  • A place where we can explore feelings in relative safety.

  • The chance to choose for ourselves what changes we want to make.

  • Information about climate change and carbon reduction.

  • The chance to work out what will make the most difference to our carbon footprints.

  • The support of other people and opportunities to support others.

To really make this environment successful though, everyone in the group needs to take responsibility for these things. By noticing and caring about the underlying assumptions and interactions which go on in a group environment, we believe people become able to tackle issues and problems as they arise. This is useful for us as individuals, for the long term health and happiness of the group and for our society as we tackle climate change.