All Meaning Fringe 2019

Climate Conversations: Changing minds, not just lightbulbs

Susannah Raffe

Friday 15 November

10:00am - 12.30pm

The Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ

The climate crisis presents the biggest imaginable challenge to ‘business as usual’. For business, as for society more broadly, climate change is not just an innovation problem, it is a very human and social problem, notoriously immune to reason and logic.

So what’s to be done? Conversations are one of the most powerful tools we have for creating large scale consciousness shifts. Conversations are how we evolve our collective thinking and change the story we are all a part of.

But not all conversations are created equal – we need to learn and practice a different way of talking about the climate crisis that emboldens us, brings us together, invites others in, and fosters unconventional thinking for business reimagined. This session is an experiential workshop for exploring together all of the above.

This is the session to come to if you have ever found the conversation around the climate crisis (at work or in their private lives) to be infuriating, frustrating, difficult, not going far enough, or not going anywhere at all, but not knowing how to change that.

About the organiser

Susannah Raffe is a sustainability facilitator and climate communicator. For the past five years in both Australia and the UK she has worked on how we have better conversations about climate change – conversations that bring us together in our commitment to act rather than drive us apart.

Meaning Fringe events are independently ticketed and organised.