An invaluable course for anyone looking to develop community activities on climate change, energy-saving and environmental issues.

For bookings and info:
T: 0203 488 7010

100% of delegates thought the last course was either good/excellent


Facilitated by:

Chris Church

Chris Church has worked in the voluntary sector and as a consultant for over 25 years. He is an advisor on community and sustainable development issues, with much experience at international, national, and community level. Chris is an associate of the Community Development Foundation. He is chair of Climate Action England, was one of the founders of Community Energy England, and is a national board member of Friends of the Earth. Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, The Conservation Volunteers, Defra, Groundwork, Surfers Against Sewage and many local councils. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.

An invaluable course for anyone looking to develop community activities on climate change, energy-saving and environmental issues.

This course will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to develop the long-term engagement of civil society organisations, groups and individuals in working on climate change, energy issues and low-carbon living.

Local action can take many forms; from work on policy with councils and MPs (developing community managed renewable energy projects) to ongoing work to encourage community organisations to deliver a sustainable future. There are good examples everywhere to learn from and there is an urgent need for effective action.

People attending this course will learn:

• Starting positive dialogues
• How community engagement can deliver lasting change
• Why community engagement on climate change can be problematic.
• Linking fuel poverty and low carbon living
• Supporting and working with communities
• Linking adaptation and flooding with action to minimise climate change
• Positive aspects of low / zero carbon living
• Developing your action plan

Who should attend the training?

The course is designed for climate and energy staff, community workers, organisers and activists. It covers approaches to work with both enthusiastic and less engaged communities. All participants will have time to work on developing their own actions plans for work after the course.
Course materials will be available to all participants.


£489: Corporates & Large Businesses
£363: Large Charities, Public Sector and Small Businesses
£242: Smaller Charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Concessionary rates are available for people that are unwaged. Please contact for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

For bookings and information please contact us on:
Tel: 0203 488 7010


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Very useful in relation to making us think about the issues and the communication approaches required.
Liz McBain
British Council
Informative with new ideas and techniques to take forward
Evangeline Wood
West Berkshire & Wokingham Council
Address many of the issues and questions
Susie Phillips
Winchester Action on Climate Change