Get your head around global climate issues and learn three strategies that help you prevent and prepare for climate change.
Addressing climate change doesn't have to feel hard or confusing. It can be joyful, fulfilling and productive with the right facts, perspective and focus. In this course, you'll be trained on essential knowledge, tools and a mindset to channel your effort into impactful action.
• Estimate your footprint and learn how to reduce it,
• Find your sweet spot for change without compromising your needs,
• Craft a step to start reducing emissions right away,
• Set a vision of the future you want,
• Discover what motivates and sidetracks you,
• Navigate greenwashing like a pro,
• Learn how to find best-in-class solutions for food, transport, consumption and home,
• Move from being overwhelmed and confused by climate news to feeling empowered,
• BONUS! See how to apply what you learn to support work and/or social peers.
Live for 5 consecutive Thursdays:
• February 29,
• March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Are a busy professional who wants to quickly get up to speed on climate change and understand the issues
Lack the time to read all the news, research and climate solutions and like frameworks to guide you through the noise
Feel uneasy with compromising certain life aspects but wish to "do the right thing" about the climate
Live in a developed economy and have a carbon footprint above 7 tonnes.
Climate and Footprint know-how for busy professionals
Feb 29—Mar 3
Thu, Feb 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC
It's time to meet our climate reality.
In this module, you'll get to know the facts, figures, targets and terminology you need to be up to speed on what is happening with our climate and how it impacts nature, people and our future.
LIVE: Our live exchange will give us a chance to meet each other and set you up for how the course will work.
SELF-STUDY OF THE WEEK: Get oriented with the why, what, when, where, and who of climate change. Calculate your own carbon footprint and take a quiz.
Mar 4—Mar 10
Thu, Mar 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC
Calculate your footprint and get oriented with how you fit into the climate conundrum. Try a few exercises to understand scale, support your wellbeing and find the personal connection to it all.
LIVE: We'll be answering questions from the week before, then getting to know how a personal footprint works and the common pitfalls anyone can experience. Through a peer-to-peer breakout, you'll identify your motivating factor(s) and choose one thing you will start right away to reduce your footprint.
SELF STUDY OF THE WEEK: A bit of Journaling, a meditation, a few more calculations, a chance to narrow down to define your "Sweet Spot(s)" and a creative assignment to bring your motivation to life. Plus, you'll take another quiz!
Mar 11—Mar 17
Thu, Mar 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC
Understand Offsets, try on a climate friendly lifestyle and expand your know-how with a few strategies to slow climate change.
LIVE: We'll be covering any questions that came up and have an important group discussion about distraction and the power of money. Before you leave, you'll pick a lifestyle to mentally "try on" for the coming week.
SELF STUDY OF THE WEEK: Independently, you'll get to dig into the 3 strategies for slowing and preventing more climate change, do a Pension Project and take another quick quiz.
Mar 18—Mar 24
Thu, Mar 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC
Get to know our 7-steps framework that has worked for hundreds to move from fear and worry to action and impact.
LIVE: Report back how your personal reduction experiment(s) are going, and we'll have a group discussion to synthesise the material so far, as well as explore setbacks and wins! Renée will introduce you to the SQUEEZE method to expand your knowledge of even more ways to minimise your personal footprint.
SELF STUDY OF THE WEEK: Keep up your experiment(s) to reduce and take a Greenwashing quiz. This week you'll be reaching outside your comfort zone by talking to someone about your first footprint reduction step. The self-study is slightly lighter this week so that you can catch up in case you find yourself falling behind.
Mar 25—Mar 28
Thu, Mar 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC
Prepare your trusty roadmap to follow, stay focused and feel at ease knowing you're transforming along with the climate.
LIVE: Our last session together! We’ll make sure all questions are cleared up, that you feel equipped to continue your journey with all the new resources at your fingertips and each participant can share their hopes (and reservations) for the future.
SELF STUDY OF THE WEEK: You are invited to fill out your whole SQUEEZE sheet and (optionally) submit it to Renée for review if you’d like an objective critique. We also provide you with other materials to continue your learning and start applying this new knowledge to your other life and work domains.
FEEDBACK: Maven will also send you an end-of-course feedback form which we would greatly appreciate you filling out! Thank you for your engagement!
Founder of Decarbonista • Ex-Google Leader • WWF Footprint Coach
25 years of professional experience in Consulting, Communications, Coaching, Change Management and Carbon Footprints
Renée harnesses her extensive experience in people management, strategic communications, advising and change management – including a decade at Google – to improve the trajectory of climate change, biodiversity protection and to enhance human integrity.
Renée is a self-proclaimed “Carbon Footprint Coach” who has personally mentored hundreds of people to transform their lives from a source of greenhouse gas emissions to discover intentional low-footprint living, and establish new consumption patterns and regenerative practices. Her methodology is incorporated into the Swiss World Wildlife Fund's CO2 footprint reduction workshop, which she facilitates for International Corporations.
Renée can be found online and on stages presenting, educating and leading discussions about the opportunity and impact of personal footprint reduction at sustainability forums, leadership conferences and corporate training and events.
The Decarbonista Project has inspired thousands of people to discover their most joyful, lowest-emissions life, engaging with our climate emergency in an approachable and positive way. We develop and lead education and mentoring programs designed to enable individuals, families, teams and companies to overcome personal and systemic barriers for measurable, balanced, and urgent climate action.
Currently, we are scaling our footprint reduction research and know-how into a book that uses a holistic method to evolve our mindset, lifestyles and decision-making to create a low-CO2 and regenerative future.
In this course, you will get a preview version of our book content!
1-hour of live time each week
Cohort time on Thursdays
about 3 hours per week
Flexible but structured learning
This course combines curated self-paced independent learning, hands-on practice, and live group sessions
Interactive peer exchange
You’ll be interacting weekly with Renée and other participants through Q&As, breakout rooms and group discussions
Grow alongside others
Connect with like-minded people who want to be held accountable, evolve and shape their positive future
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