Climate Talk 2017 took the climate conversation forward in T&T in a very unique approach. A primary feature was the short documentary film “$mall Change” produced by IAMovement.The project began with a partnership with the High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago during Phase 1, from January to March 2017. Subsequently, The German Embassy partnered to continue taking Climate Talk forward for the rest of the year under Phase 2, which ran from April to December 2017. We produced events at some 40 schools/organizations and public spaces across the nation; where the film was accompanied by interactive open floor discussions about the many social, economic and environmental benefits which T&T can experience by ‘going green’. In line with the theme and content of “$mall Change”, these discussions  were centered much around Energy Sector issues based on our legislation together with renewable energy opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as other very pertinent issues we face locally such as waste and recycling.

There were many topics that arose out of the forums critical ones were that persons were more aware that the international market for fossil fuels has shown itself again to be highly unpredictable and our economy is based upon it and also that there is a skewed global view of Climate Change; where persons have indicated they “feel” they can have no impact on solving the problems. The group forums encouraged them to take personal choices seriously and connected the dots on their impacts and allowed them to openly voice opinions fears concerns and realize individual choices can add up for a collective good.

Past Climate Talk Events

  1. Queen’s Royal College – 07/02/2017
  2. Maple Leaf International School – 09/02/2017
  3. Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business – 09/02/2017
  4. Fatima College – 13/02/2017
  5. International School of Port of Spain– 14/02/2017
  6. Environmental Society Club – University of the West Indies St Augustine – 15/02/2017
  7. Providence Girls’ Catholic School – 07/03/2017
  8. St. Joseph’s Convent – 08/03/2017
  9. MovieTowne “Before The Flood” duo screening – 30/03/2017
  10. Holy Name Convent – 06/04/2017
  11. New Fire Festival – 09/04/2017
  12. ScotiaBank United Way TT National Day of Caring – 21/05/2017 x 3 events nationwide
  13. Naparima Girls High School – 23/05/2017
  14. St. Augustine Girls High School – 26/05/2017
  15. Parvati Girls Hindu College – 02/06/2017 x 3 Forums
  16. Massy Energy – 05/06/2017
  17. Clean Energy Conference – 09/06/2017
  18. The British Academy -12/06/2017
  19. Tall Man Foundation – 29/06/2017
  20. St. Dominic’s Home – 03/07/2017
  21. Green Deen TT/ Naparima District Scout/ Naparima College -12/07/2017
  22. Fatima Sea Scouts – 15/07/2017
  23. One Young World Caribbean Caucus -24/07/2017
  24. Youth Ambassadors Summer Camp – 15/08/2017
  25. Internet Society TT Chapter – 23/08/2017
  26. MovieTowne – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power ” duo screening Student Forum -05/09/2017
  27. U.We Speak- 27/09/2017
  28. Energiewende – German Embassy ( Students ) – 28/09/2017
  29. Energiewende – German Embassy ( students & adults) – 02/10/2017
  30. USC Speak Breaking the Ice -10/10/2017
  31. Trinity College – 09/11/2017
  32. Presentation College, San Fernando – 13/11/2017
  33. St. Mary’s College – 20/11/2017
  34. Cotton Tree Foundation – 22/11/2017
  35. Ministry of Energy and Affairs partnership event for “CARICOM Energy Month 2017 : Re-Thinking Energy and Building a Resilient Community” – 14/12/2017

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