Climate Change Café seeks to create new narratives on climate change through the power of storytelling, poetry and photography. It seeks to reimagine new futures, provide a voice for the natural world, challenge stuck mindsets and empower disadvantaged communities.
Climate Change Café was originally conceived in London back in 2012 as an initiative to raise awareness of and inspire action on climate change through the power of photography. After a long hiatus, I’m happy to announce its relaunch in Berlin with a new mandate, a brand new look and exciting content to engage a new audience of concerned citizens and generate a community of collaboration.
Climate Change Café is one part of Project Triple C and so will be co-publishing articles occasionally with my coaching practice on themes such as climate grief and loss, eco-anxiety, and solastalgia (a form of emotional or existential distress caused by environmental change).
- Consider how individuals may respond psychologically and emotionally to narratives around climate change and climate action
- Communicate in a way that minimizes the risk of prompting an emotional response of hopelessness and maximizes the chance of encouraging action
- Facilitate desired individual and collective action that supports mental health and emotional well-being
- Recognize climate change narratives as a source of mental health distress, particularly in young people whose futures are most impacted
- Learn from and share best practice when communicating climate change
- Reimagine new futures and inspire new ways of thinking so that we reshape the narrative around climate change
- Explore creative ways of engaging an emotionally overwhelmed and disillusioned public
- Build a community of concerned citizens who believe in the co-benefits of taking action on climate change and building emotional well-being and resilience
- Empower those who feel they have limited control over the actions taken by those in positions of power
Climate Change Café would like to create a community of writers, artists, photographers, poets and more. Research has shown a robust and positive association between individuals’ pro-environmental behaviour and their subjective well-being. So, if you like what you see and want to contribute content, then drop me a line through the contact form.