Sustainicum Collection

Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.

Resource facts

  • 5 to 10 students
  • 4-7 lecture units
  • English

Resource Description

Carbon Conversations(Resource ID: 588)

Good facilitation is at the heart of Carbon Conversations. The groups deal with people’s distress about climate change and with both their creativity and their resistances about making carbon reductions.


Groups usually meet for between 6 and 12 times, exploring the four key aspects of a personal carbon footprint – home energy, travel, food and other consumption – and discussing their feelings about climate change, carbon reduction and the impact on relationships with family, friends and colleagues of taking climate change seriously. We advise that the group should consist of 6-8 people who are able to commit to attending all the meetings and that it should be co-facilitated. The need for a good mix of facilitation and technical expertise makes co-facilitation particularly important. This is all described in detail in the downloadable Facilitator’s Guide.

Learning Outcomes
Carbon footprint
Relevance for Sustainability
Personal carbon footprint,
Related Teaching Resources
No specific previous knowledge / related resources required
Sustainability criteria
  • Related to global challenges / needs
  • Holistic thinking
  • Systemic thinking
  • Long-term thinking
  • Related to acquiring skills
Preparation Efforts

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Rosemary Randall, Andy Brown


Werner Zollitsch
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Center for Global Change and Sustainability (BOKU Vienna)


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Pillars of Sustainability

  • social
  • environment
  • economic

Teaching Tools & Methods

  • Discussion / debate
  • Simulation