This section provides workshop sessions, activities, lesson plans, powerpoints, facilitation ideas and tips to organize a workshop. The materials are meant to support facilitators, trainers and educators with popular education materials for almost any group. These ideas can be changed and adapted for the group, and they should be! This information is a starting point, so be creative and see what can be used, adapted, added to, built on, and run with it!
Time: 40-60 minutes Learning Style: Large group activity, visual and oral.Objective: The idea is to create a visual Conflict Map and use it to look for places to intervene. This activity will be the first to gently push us towards starting to look for ways to build...
Time: 30 - 60 minutes Learning Style: Visual, oral, auditory, group-buildingObjective: To create a visual display of historic moments that have led to climate change and events of resistance. Instructions: Together, the group creates a climate justice timeline with...
Time: It is best to leave at least an hour for this final session. Learning Style: Group-building or small groups, oral, visual & auditory Objective: This activity works great as a final session and can be done simultaneously with the Action Mapping session above or...
Time: It is best to leave at least an hour for this final session Learning Style: Group-building or small groups, oral, visual, auditoryObjective: This activity works great as a final session. The idea is to build a map that links networks, plans and actions of work...
Time: N/A Learning Style: Group building in small or large groupsObjective: To answer basic questions on what the group knows about the project and what the group still needs to find out. Instructions: In small or a large group go through the following questions. If...
Time: At least an hour Learning Style: Drawing, visual, empoweringObjective: This session can be a way for people to visualize changes in their communities. It is a way to get people thinking about creative ways to resist, organize and build together. Instructions:...
Time: One hour, but this depends on how much time is set aside for sharing stories and how many participants are in the group. Learning Style: Sharing, oral, healing, group-buildingObjective: The purpose is for people to reflect on how carbon trading impacts their...
Time: One hour, but this depends on how much time is left for sharing stories and how many participants are in the group. Learning Style: Drawing, visual, introspective, healing and sharingObjective: In the pilot trainings a suggestion was to make space for more...
Time: n/a Learning Style: Movement, group-building, ice breaking, oral, auditory and building confidence in group feedbackObjective: There are many acronyms in climate change and carbon pricing lingo. This workshop aims to break these down into understandable...
Time: 15-20 minutesLearning Style: Movement, oral, quick check-inObjective: This is a short game just to check where people are at on specific topics/concepts/problems. This exercise can be used to find out how much participants feel they know about a specific topic,...
Time: 45-90 minutes. In one of the pilot trainings we spent a full two hours on this and went deep! Learning Style: Movement, group-building, ice breaking, oral, auditory and building confidence in group feedbackObjective: One objective is to use collective knowledge...
Time: 1-2 hours Learning Style: Potentially all stylesObjective: This session uses humor and group-building by answering a series of trivia questions to win a prize at the end. This session can take place almost anywhere including in your local community space as part...
Time:- In the first session, the first group activity will last about 45-60 minutes. - The small group activity takes about another 45-60 minutes.- As a stand alone: 45-60 minutes (20 minutes for small group and 25 for feedback). Learning Style: Small group activity,...
Time: 1 - 2 Hours Learning Style: Potentially all stylesObjective: To work towards a group understanding of what the words colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy and development mean to each other. Intentions: The words have power and history. They frame the workshop in...
Time: 30 - 60 minutes Learning Style: Oral, humor, group-buildingObjective: Participants practice discourse and narratives on carbon pricing through a mock press conference. The objective is to create a safe space to practice and to work together to speak truth to...
Gasland 2 (2013)
Inside Job (2010)
Manufactured Landscapes (2007)
Merchants of Doubt (2014)
The Carbon Connection (2007)
The Corporation (2003)
This Changes Everything (2015)
On Economics and System Change: Capitalism, Neoliberalism and Climate Change
Klein, David and Stephanie McMillan. 2015. “Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming.” Creative Commons. See especially Part 2 for a good explanation of capitalism and climate change.
On Carbon Capture and Storage:
Greenpeace, “Carbon Capture SCAM,” http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/research/carbon-capture-scam/
Biofuelwatch, “BECCS: Last ditch climate option or wishful thinking?”
ETC Group and Heinrich Böll Foundation, “Geoengineering Map,” map.geoengineeringmonitor.org
The Big Bad Fix: The Case Against Climate Geoengineering, http://etcgroup.org/content/big-bad-fix
Climate Justice Alliance
Global Climate Strike On-line Training:
Indigenous Environmental Network
NAACP Coal Blooded Community Tool Kit
World Bank State and Trends of Carbon Pricing
World Rainforest Movement
Zinn Education Project: