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Empowering Change: Participate in the Climate Conversations Training in Ball Hill

You might remember that last year Grapevine ran a pilot training programme alongside Larger Us to help people to have more conversations about climate change in their community.




It went so well that we’re bringing it back, and this time, it’s headed straight to Ball Hill!

We’re really excited to be working once again with our friends at Larger Us to deliver the programme - they are only working with a handful of organisations in the country on this project, so it’s a pretty unique opportunity!


WHY WE CHOSE BALL HILL...


“Ball Hill has an incredibly vibrant community which is facing many complex & interconnected issues such as litter, air pollution, lack of green spaces, bank closures, anti-social behaviour and absence of community places.


1.5 years ago we brought together interested residents and the idea of Destination Ball Hill was born. Since then "Ball Hill-ians" have become organised under the DBH banner and are fighting to turn around the negative narrative and make Ball Hill a better, cleaner and more social place.


Ball Hill  is the perfect community to be offered this amazing training, as they will use these skills & learning to take their Organising to the next level and engage even more fellow Ball Hill-ians to come together and create their vision.” - Leonie Schmid, Ball Hill Community Organiser.






WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?


For this next stage of the pilot, we’ll be training members of the teaching team at Stoke Primary School as well as members of the wider Ball Hill community. Could this be YOU?


This training is for you if you’d like to talk with people about issues like air quality, littering, the lack of green space, or climate change in general. 


If you live or work in Ball Hill or the surrounding areas and would like to be involved or want to find out more info email Leonie: lschmid@grapevinecovandwarks.org


WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF THE TRAINING...


  • Become more confident in speaking about climate - and related issues - with people in your community.

  • Learn ways to get conversations started and keep them upbeat and positive.

  • Meet like-minded people in Ball Hill who want to take action and engage with the wider community.


I AM INTERESTED TELL ME MORE...


  • Kick-off event online on Tuesday 9th April from 5.30pm-6.30pm. Meet the team at Larger Us who will explain why climate conversations are so important and how speaking up can make a big difference. Book your place here.

  • Workshop online on Monday 29th April, 5.30pm-7.30pm. Learn how to get conversations started and keep them on a positive track. (Booking link to follow the kick-off session).

  • 6 -week Challenge starting w/c 20th May. Join a small group of people for an hour each week. You’ll support each other to have climate conversations in the community. Fun and motivating! (Days and times to be confirmed during the Workshop). 


If you can't commit to the full training pilot don't worry as the first two sessions will give you the tools you will need to have better, more effective conversations. The challenge is for those who wish to develop their practice with others in a supportive space.


We hope to see as many of you taking part as possible! Who could YOU invite to be part of this opportunity to make a difference? Feel free to share with family, friends, neighbours, etc...


If you have any questions, please contact Leonie Schmid on  lschmid@grapevinecovandwarks.org


INFO ON DESTINATION BALL HILL...




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