Reboot the Future have teamed up with Marks & Spencer to help kick-start those all-important conversations about climate change between families and friends.
We’ve created an online hub featuring videos, facts and prompts to help people to get to grips with climate change issues, share their hopes and fears for the future, and find ways to spark change.
With just over a month until the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, COP-26, intense attention is being focused on the climate emergency, and the summit has the potential to shape the direction of climate policy for many years to come. At the same time, it can feel disconnected from our day-to-day lives and the positive changes we aspire to.
Recent research from Marks & Spencer exploring what matters to families, shows that environment tops the big picture concerns for families – with over six out of ten saying they are worried about how environmental damage will affect future generations. The same research shows that some good has potentially come out of Covid with 2/3 planning to do more activities as a family in the future, and 3 times as many people feeling closer to their family than they did twelve months ago.
It is within this context that we decided to launch Reboot the Conversation ahead of COP-26: a new online hub to give people more power to make the right decision for themselves and the future of our planet.
Most people want to do their bit to slow down climate change but don’t always know where to start. Conversations with those we care about are often the first step towards making a difference.
Through bite-size discussion videos, facts and prompts, our new hub, Reboot the Conversation, helps people to kick start conversations with families and friends. Focusing on the climate, nature, food and fashion, we showcase the stories of real youth campaigners and their family members who share their efforts to live more sustainably, and then it’s over to you!
Whether you choose to share it with the parents at your school, explore it with your own families and friends, or adapt it for the classroom, we hope these resources will help you to feel inspired and empowered to make a difference.