Episode 45: Confident Conversations

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By Jacqui Kidman & Lisa Whiston, Jacqui Kidman, and Lisa Whiston. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Have you ever talked about climate change with someone and felt like the conversation didn’t go as well as you planned? Or have you avoided having these conversations because you don’t feel well equipped?

In 2020, Climate Compass conducted research that identified seven segments in the Australian community according to attitudes and behaviours toward climate change. Although the research found 82% of Australians understand climate change is real and are worried about it - their response to messages, and willingness to take action is varied.

Lisa - through her work at Climate for Change was engaged to use this research and create a guide that would help everyone have more targeted and effective conversations about climate change with others.

It helps people identify what segment the person they are talking with belongs to, what the general values and attitudes are of that segment, and provides guidance on what messages would be appropriate and effective to get them to take more action.

You can download our Climate Conversations Guide here.

And if you’re interested to extend your skills in this area, Climate for Change’s facilitator training is free and builds on these basic tips to enable volunteers to guide group discussions about climate change that have a real impact.

Sustainable You is a proud member of the Climactive Network. For more information about the growing Climactic Collective, check out www.climactic.com.au

Sustainable You can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list for bonus material through our website. If you have an idea for an episode, or want to ask us something in more detail, send us an email! If you enjoy listening to our show, we would love you to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. This episode is created and produced by Lisa & Jacqui.

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