October 4, 2010


SPEAK UP!! is Cool Planet’s program to help train climate solutions leaders! Learn about the science of climate change from Dr. John Abraham from University of St. Thomas.  Understand the psychology and challenges of communicating difficult information like this from Dr. Christie Manning (The Psychology of Sustainable Behavior).   Then using the Art of Convening (by Heartland Inc.’s Craig and Patricia Neal), learn to create authentic engagement in meetings, gatherings and conversations about climate change.

The purpose of SPEAK UP!! is to give ordinary citizens of all ages the tools they need to be effective leaders of a Climate Solutions Movement in their neighborhood, school, faith community, civic organization, business and family.

If you are interested, please contact Paul Thompson at paul@coolplanetmn.org or 952-920-1547, or click here to register online for the next training. We hope to see you there, bring a friend..it’s more fun that way!

Upcoming SPEAK UP!! trainings:

Linden Hills Park Building
3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis
(Xerxes Ave S & 43rd St W)
$25 registration ($15 Loppet Members, $5 youth 10-18 yrs).

Register Here

Here is what people are saying about SPEAK UP!!

“Hands-on tools to use with my friends and family at Thanksgiving dinner.” Deb, 55, Lakeville Friends of the Environment

“Informative, a simple and quick crash course on the science of climate change.”  Zhe Yu, 21, Macalester College student.

“As a person of faith, I gained insights into how to have respectful conversations in my congregation on the challenges we face regarding climate change and to move us toward action to solve these challenges.”  Mindy Ahler Olmstead, 43, Director Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light