Change Is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions
Five-Session Coursebook from Northwest Earth Institute
The science has long been settled: climate change is real and it’s happening all around us right now. This five-session discussion course on climate action will help you take action to increase resilience and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Presented in an interactive ebook, this new discussion course experience integrates video, audio and printed content with action plans that help you roll your sleeves up and get started taking action toward a better tomorrow.
Change Is Our Choice can also be paired with the energy course, Powering a Bright Future, to create an eight-session course with an emphasis on sustainable energy.
Sample Discussion Questions
- Marshall Shephard brings in his personal story and concern for his children in his interview. Does this feel like a powerful strategy to you? How could you incorporate your story into your communications/conversations about climate change?
In some respects, authors Naomi Klein and Wendell Berry take completely opposite approaches to addressing climate change in their articles — Berry opts for local and a focus on doing good in the present; Klein prefers to focus on the future and the big, big picture of radically changing society as we know it. Do you think these approaches are mutually exclusive? Explain the appeal of one or both of them.
Katharine Hayhoe states that “The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about.” What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?
FIC is honored to collaborate with the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) by offering these coursebooks in our bookstore. NWEI is a non-profit organization that inspires people to take responsibility for Earth. They do this, in part, by engaging communities, workplaces, and campuses about their role and responsibility to the planet with discussion courses and workbooks. See the other discussion books we offer at the Games & Teaching Aids page.
NWEI’s self-led discussion courses are designed to spark shared learning, shared stories, and shared action. Each course book also includes tips and guidelines to help facilitators organize a course.