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Edinburgh Climate Café Online

April 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


A Climate Café is an opportunity to give ourselves time to sit, perhaps with a hot drink and a slice of cake, and describe our thoughts and feelings about the crises of our ecology.

As this will be a Zoom Café, feel free to have some coffee or cake at home while you meet virtually with us 🙂

Climate Cafés are bounded by confidentiality (although they are not therapy sessions). We invite you to take part in a warm, hospitable conversation where you can reflect on your and others’ feelings without being bounced into action. This is one way of coping with the challenges facing us all.

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More about Climate Cafés

The concept of a Climate Café as an advice-free space for discussion is promoted by the Climate Psychology Alliance among other groups. You can read CPA member Rebecca Nestor’s description of the format here: https://rebeccanestor.co.uk/2020/08/10/what-exactly-is-a-climate-cafe/

This event is free and anyone aged 18 years and over, from any background, is warmly welcome. Please feel free to share the event with your friends and family.

There is a limit on numbers to ensure space for discussion. If all the spaces are full you may join the waitlist or register your interest in future sessions by writing to us at edinburghclimatecafe@gmail.com.

Some Climate Cafés are organised on a regular basis, or as a series. Ours are intended as one-off, standalone events, not a series (although you are welcome to come to as many as you wish), and we organise them around our sporadic availability. Our Eventbrite organiser page contains details of all of the Cafés we currently have planned: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/40125112323

If you are looking for more opportunities to join more Climate Cafés, we can recommend the ones hosted online by the Climate Psychology Alliance: https://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org/events/500-climate-cafe-jan

Alternatively, you might be able to find some closer to where you are geographically.

If you can no longer attend the event after booking, please let us know by email or via the ‘Tickets’ section of your Eventbrite account.

The facilitators

Susana, Tom and Elspeth have received training from the Climate Psychology Alliance to facilitate Climate Cafés. The three of us have broad-ranging, varied experiences of group facilitation. We also organise in-person Climate Cafés in Edinburgh, Scotland

[Cover image: ferns and moss growing on a branch overhanging a river in the Hermitage in Perthshire, Scotland, taken by one of the facilitators in early March]




Edinburgh Climate Cafe