Climate change made clearer

A course commencing in November will help explain climate change and what you can do to mitigate it. One of those running it, Dr Philippa Tomlinson, tells us about it.

A course commencing in November will help explain climate change and what you can do to mitigate it. One of those running it, Dr Philippa Tomlinson, tells us about it.

You will have been increasingly hearing about the climate and ecological emergency in the media.

Much is being discussed by governments, businesses and organisations that are beginning to take on board the urgent action that is needed, not least the many Biosphere partners.  

Another example is Prince William’s Earthshot project, which is showcasing positive ideas of many projects happening worldwide.

Everyone needs to take action but what can we do as individuals? Some of us are maybe finding it overwhelming?

There is so much information out there but it can be very confusing and difficult to relate to our own lives. If you are thinking ‘what can I do?’ or worrying ‘how can what I do make a difference?’.

If you are concerned about species extinctions, pollution or the waste of resources. If you are not sure about the meaning of ‘net zero’, ‘ecocide’ or ‘tipping points’ or wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint…then 'The Planetary Emergency and Us', a free course running at University College Isle of Man from November 6th, is for you.

The course is facilitated not by experts, but by people who are passionate about encouraging others to learn more about the emergency that is affecting all of us.

This series of four free half-day workshops is designed to guide you to a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by the climate and ecological emergency and to take a look at our emotional response.

We will have several guest speakers who between them cover a wide range of specialisms.

Further information is available from juliebibby@manx.net.

Enrolment is essential via the link here.

GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

Please help us spread the word about Biosphere Isle of Man!