"Talking Climate Change" Workshop

If you've had the experience of someone backing away from your enthusiastic or passionate talk of climate change, this workshop will help!

Talking Climate Change is a hands-on, role-playing practice workshop focused on interpersonal actions. It teaches techniques for finding out where an individual is in terms of their readiness to change behavior, in terms of adopting climate-friendly behaviors or even becoming climate activists.  Depending on where a person is in the process of becoming actively involved in doing something about climate change, the nature of one’s interactions with them should differ in ways that are designed to move that person along the pathway to action.  The workshop also includes material from social psychology about techniques of influence, and identifying which kinds of people are most promising to spend one’s time on if one is seeking to get more people active on climate matters.


Trainer: Katherine Forrest, MD. Co-sponsored by the Green Sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, and 350Silicon Valley 

When: Saturday, March 14, 9-1:30pm

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Fireside Room (center of campus, see directions below), 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto

  • 8:40 sign-in, in order to start promptly at 9:00! 
  • Bring a sandwich or other mid-workshop snack (food not provided)
  • $10 donation requested (excepting UUCPA members, though all donations are welcome!)   

Registration required on this website, please use RSVP button to register. (Please cancel if not coming to allow others to register.)

(If registration is full or you can't make it, and would like to be notified of future workshops, send your e-mail to: kaforrest@earthlink.net with e-mail, telephone and organization, if affiliated with any, and how you heard about it.) 


By Public Transportation

The #35 bus runs every half-hour on weekdays and Saturdays and every hour on Sundays, and stops at the corner of Middlefield and Charleston, one block from the church.  For schedule details, go to: http://www.vta.org/schedules/SC_35.html .

The #22 bus runs frequently on El Camino.  From the Charleston/Arastradero stop, it is a .9 mile walk northeast on Charleston to UUCPA.  (~15 minutes walk - you are about halfway when you cross Alma St.)

The nearest Caltrain station is the San Antonio station.  From there you can take the #35 bus (see above), or a pleasant 1.7 mile bike ride or walk through the Greenmeadow neighborhood.  For Caltrain schedule details, go to: http://www.caltrain.com/timetable.html.  You can also catch the #35 bus from the downtown Palo Alto Caltrain Station.


Driving directions

If Highway 101 is convenient:

• Take 101 to San Antonio Road west

• Turn right on Charleston

• Turn right into the church parking lot shortly after crossing Middlefield

If Interstate 280 is convenient:

• Take I-280 to Page Mill east

• Turn right on Foothill Expressway 

• Turn left on Arastradero Road (which becomes Charleston)

• Cross El Camino Real and the railroad tracks at Alma

• Just after crossing a small concrete bridge, turn left into the church parking lot

Off of Page Mill, the right turn is onto Foothill, you would turn left onto Junipero Serra Blvd.


Parking is available in the church parking lot at the rear, and on Sunday, next door at Abilities Unlimited parking lot located at 525 East Charleston Road. EV charging is available.

Campus Map (199KB)






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March 14, 2015 at 9am - 1:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

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