Meet with other people and take turns expressing how climate and ecological breakdown makes you feel.
What is a Climate Café?
- A gathering of people meeting with facilitators to share their responses to the climate crisis – a thinking and feeling space.
- A confidential, warm, friendly, hospitable occasion – involving cake, hot drinks, maybe a glass of wine or beer.
- Talking about what our changing climate means for us, exploring whatever feelings we have.
- No lectures, no advice, no commitment, an action-free space. Come to one Climate Café or several.
- The focus is our thoughts and feelings about climate change, rather than what we’re doing about climate change.
Guidelines for a good Climate Café
- Take risks. Say what you really, actually feel. Whatever that is. This is the most important rule.
- We take it in turns to speak – be mindful of how much space you are taking up, and try not to interrupt others.
- We listen and are interested in each other’s views, and we don’t try to impose our own.
- Silence is fine. So is rage, and tears also have a place.