I'm headed to Oslo, Norway on Monday, leading a workshop at the Katapult Future Fest, alongside Ditte Lysgaard Vind and Sonny Vu. The session is titled "Climate Shame", it's about how shaming people shuts everyone down and how to find new positive ways to inspire ourselves.
This is the age of climate inspiration. A Cambrian explosion of awesome options including:
How does climate inspiration come up in your conversations?
Send me your ideas before the workshop!
P.S. Here's the brief for the workshop:
Eco-Anxiety, Flexitarian diets, or Flygskam (flight shame, the new buzz word referring to feeling guilty about your carbon footprint) - the shame of consumers, meat eaters, or travelers, all knowing they are contributing to climate change, has shaped a new language and face of climate change.
On the positive side, there has never been more investment into renewable energy – we are beyond the tipping point of investments done in wind and solar energy. Countries such as Costa Rica are now running on 100% renewable energy!
This means that investors see these markets and realize that there are finally profits to be made in these investments (because of technology development which has reduced production costs on renewable energy solutions).
So how can we create a more conscious and positive language around climate change today? Could we start to talk about train pride instead of Flygskam? And how can we make sure that money continues to be poured into solutions that are good for the planet?