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Free media training for Climate Advocates
Wednesday 25 August 2021 - Wednesday 1 September 2021 10:00 - 13:30
The climate emergency is one of the most complex and urgent issues in the UK and globally. We recognise there are communities who go unheard when discussing the impact of climate change and the policies and solutions to tackle it.
We are offering a free media training workshop for 10 climate advocates from communities that are underrepresented in the media. The training will be led by NEON, experts in climate spokesperson training, delivered twice on 25 August and 1 September.
The training will prepare climate advocates to speak to the media and will include everything from messaging and storytelling to interview preparation. This is a hands-on training session which will provide practical tips and skills for TV, press and radio interviews.
Who is this training for?
We’re looking for people from underrepresented communities who have an interest in speaking about climate change.
You don’t need to be a climate change expert, but you should be willing to share stories of why climate and environmental issues are important in your local area. This could include speaking about topics such as the need for green spaces, responsible local businesses, sustainable food solutions and the impact of community action. It doesn’t matter if you have never worked as a media spokesperson before – this training will provide accessible guidance, support and feedback to prepare you for various media opportunities.
How can I get involved?
If this sounds like you or someone you know, please apply below by 5pm on Friday 30 July.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please get in touch with Project Manager Ceri Jones, [email protected].
There are 10 spaces across the two training dates and participants will be split according to availability.
25 August – 10:00-13:30 (5 spaces)
1 September – 10:00-13:30 (5 spaces)
About the trainer
The training will be led by experts at the New Economy Organisers Network (NEON). NEON has trained over 1,000 individuals working on a range of issues, from climate change to migration rights, inequality to public health.