Women and Climate Change

Ref: C2342269

These workshops aim to raise awareness, empower and build confidence about how women can make a practical difference in addressing environmental/ biodiversity issues. We will discuss the ways that the Climate Change emergency could have particular impact on women's everyday lives and how we could be proactive, individually and collectively, in response. We will explore how to gain understanding of the key issues and how to campaign for policies that protect the environment and create sustainable communities.

Course aim

This course will provide an opportunity for women to explore and discuss how the emergency of Climate Change will have particular impact on their lives, and what positive actions could be taken individually and collectively in response.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain how Climate Change will have particular impact on women's lives
  • Identify how a woman’s perspective is crucial in all discussions about the future of the planet - for families and communities
  • Explore at least one way I can make a real difference locally -(individually and collectively) in addressing environmental and biodiversity issues
  • Investigate how women can confidently and pro-actively campaign for policies that protect the environment and create sustainability
  • Explored at least two opportunities for becoming empowered in response to the emergency

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a collectively derived plan for ways that the students can progress in learning more about Climate Change

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Women and Climate Change

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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