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"Conversation for Change" conversation with a climate change skeptic, be they family, friend, neighbour, or colleague. Feedback from the Escaping Silos Conference. focus on the workshops and panel discussions from Octobers Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering Conference. Speakers included Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff and Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption. Kenmore Transition Town, 17 Nov 2011 Blake Barrett
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"Conversation for Change" and Feedback from the Escaping Silos Conference. "Conversation for Change" is a 5-7min conversation with a climate change skeptic be they family, friend, neighbour, or colleague. Feedback from the Escaping Silos Conference, will focus on the workshops and panel discussions from Octobers Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering Conference. Speakers included Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff and Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption.
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  • 1. Kenmore Transition Town, 17 Nov 2011 "Conversation for Change" conversation with a climatechange skeptic, be they family, friend, neighbour, orcolleague. Feedback from the Escaping Silos Conference. focus onthe workshops and panel discussions from OctobersSociety for Sustainability and EnvironmentalEngineering Conference. Speakers included AnnieLeonard, author of The Story of Stuff and Paul Gilding,author of The Great Disruption.Blake Barrett

2. Conversations for change Established a rapport with your newfriend Segway into the conversation For & against role play Finish on positive next steps Keep it short 3. Conversations for change - Introduction 4. Conversations for change - Rapport 5. Conversations for change Established a rapport with your newfriend Segway ... CONVERSATION STARTERS Look for common ground openings or areaswhere the friend has a concern ... News,Economy, Government, Sport, Weather,Family, Kids, Grandkids, Retirement, Futurecareer-study, ... 6. Conversations for change Roll Play 61, "Its not us" Multiple sets of independent observations find a humanfingerprint on climate change. 2 "Its the sun" In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions 66 "Clouds provide negative feedback" Evidence is building that net cloud feedback is likely positive and unlikely to be strongly negative. http://www.skepticalscience.com/ 7. Conversations for change Roll Play 3 "Its not bad" Negative impacts of global warming onagriculture, health & environment faroutweigh any positives. 8 "Animals and plants can adapt" Global warming will cause mass extinctions ofspecies that cannot adapt on short time scales. http://www.skepticalscience.com/ 8. Conversations for change Roll Play 40 "CO2 limits will harm the economy" The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over. 65 "CO2 limits will hurt the poor "Those who contribute the least greenhouse gases will be most impacted by climate change. 111 "Its too hard" Scientific studies have determined that current technology is sufficient to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to avoid dangerous climate change.http://www.skepticalscience.com/ 9. Conversations for change FINISH on positive next steps I believe in climate change and think that wemust change now and change quickly People should make up their minds based onthe evidence While everyone is entitled to their ownopinion, not everyone is entitled to be takenseriouslyKeep it short (5min) 10. Escaping Silos Conferenceworkshops and panel discussions Annie Goal was to meet other people (not go viral) Key Communication Lessons: Get better at talking about the issues Connect with your purpose Avoid BIG words Start at the start What do they want Heart Data and facts on tap (not on top)http://www.ssee2011conference.com/ 11. Escaping Silos ConferenceAnnie Ian Bruce Nyanja Richard 12. Escaping Silos Conference 13. Global Green Energy Hub: the lily pad option on building design located over Roma St Station 14. SEED ( Sustainable Energy & Emissions District) located over Roma St StationSEED will growinto a hub for:Stationary renewable energyR&DEV auto battery R&DHigh capacity storage batteryR&DNetwork efficiency R&DCarbon Market, accreditation &exchangeSustainability venture capitalmarket Concept Colman Ridge colman@colmanridgepresents.com 15. Escaping Silos ConferenceChrisKathryn DavidRyan Paul Matthew 16. Escaping Silos Conference Code RedPress release by SSEE - Engineers issue a call to actionEngineers at their national sustainability conference in Brisbanetoday issued a Code Red warning that the profession is preparedto take urgent action on climate change.Delegates unanimously accepted the overwhelming evidence thatthe earth is warming and that it is linked to mankind burning fossilfuels.According to Incoming chairperson Lara Harland, If we accept thescience on almost everything from heart surgery to aeroplanes,why wont we accept the science of climate from theprofessionals who have studied it all of their working lives?Deane Belfield the outgoing chair said, The Chinese use the samesymbol for crisis and opportunity. We have both in front of usnow, and must seize the opportunity. The risk of catastrophe isfar greater than the risks of not acting. 17. Escaping Silos Conference Code RedPress release by SSEE - Engineers issue a call to actionEngineers are eager to work with other professionals to use thetools at their disposal and bring about deep transformationalchange to sustainable living. A multi-state working committeehas been formed with the goals of: Supporting the scientists to convey their expertise and the urgency of the matter Working with other bodies who understand the science and can contribute to solutions Providing solutions that will work With the knowledge that we have now, the risk of not acting is far outside the bounds of anything acceptable to a normal society. We have the tools if we use them now. 18. Kenmore Transition Town, 17 Nov 2011 "Conversation for Change" conversation with a climatechange skeptic be they family, friend, neighbour, orcolleague. Feedback from the Escaping Silos Conference. focus onthe workshops and panel discussions from OctobersSociety for Sustainability and EnvironmentalEngineering Conference. Speakers included AnnieLeonard, author of The Story of Stuff and Paul Gilding,author of The Great Disruption.Blake Barrett