A group of 11 people (4 men and 7 women) participated in the first group of Carbon Conversations organised by DomSpain in Reus (Spain). The group was formed by highschool educators and workers in the field of environment. The two facilitators started off by creating a comfortable environment where the participants could express their opinions and concerns.
The sessions were organised as follows:
1st session: Introduction
- Introduction of the course, main objectives and aims and responsibilities of the students.
- What is climate change
- Materials and structure of the course
- Ice-breaking activities and related to the topics such as global warming, how to save energy…)
2nd session: Home and energy
- The meaning of home
- Planning for a low-carbon house
- Get to know your house. Practical actions – “Good Housekeeping”
3rd session: Travelling and Transport
- What’s the problem with transport and travel?
- Get to know your journeys
- What do we transport and how
- Production and transport of goods
4th session: Food and Water
- Food worries and connected problems
- CO2 in the food (production, processing, packaging, transport)
- Easy steps to a healthy low-CO2 diet
5h session: Consumption and Waste
- Environment and economics
- Meeting basic needs
- Throwing things away
6th session: Planning for change
- Practical actions – “Collective Actions”
- Options for low-carbon transport
Júlia: These Carbon Conversation sessions helped me a lot realise how much we still don't know about climate change and its dangers, but at the same time, it was a comfortable and safe space to learn about all possibilities we have in our hands to make significant change.
Daniel: From the first day the facilitators were able to engage all of us in participating actively in all activities. Although my previous knowledge on some of the issues was not very deep, after the 6th session I realised I had actually learnt a lot and widen my perspective about some environmental issues.