The Climate Mural: Description
This 3-hour workshop aims to make individuals and communities aware of the challenges of climate change. It allows everyone to act at their level by changing certain habits.
We were two representatives of Litogami, among 25 other people who wanted to know more about the causes and consequences of climate change.
Around a table, each group of 7 to 8 people had to use collective intelligence (sic) to order thematic cards, then to link them with arrows.
The 44 cards dealt are causes and/or consequences of other cards. Here are some examples:
- Ocean acidification
- Carbon sink
- Human activities (we're spoiling a bit, but this is the very first card to be placed... surprising, no?)
- CO2 emissions
- Additional greenhouse effect
- Melting of the ice pack
- Energy balance
- Disruption of the water cycle
- And so on. (The aim of this article is not to describe exhaustively the proposed tools, but to encourage our readers to participate in the process)
The Climate Fresco: How it works
Once the first cards have been placed, the facilitator (volunteer) intervenes to correct any mistakes. He/she clarifies certain themes and then distributes new cards to complete the fresco.
After the last round and the debriefing of the facilitator, the group is given the task of linking certain cards or groups of cards with coloured lines for better visibility and systemic understanding;
Here is the mural produced by our group:
In a second step, after a 15-minute break, each participant must calculate his or her individual carbon footprint based on typical situations that correspond (more or less) to him or her
Depending on its use in terms of housing, food and transport, several criteria increase or decrease the score
The last part of the session consists of putting oneself in the shoes of an economic actor in 2035:
A company, a municipality, the State, an association, a citizen, each one takes on a role, and draws up a list of actions undertaken to act in favour of the climate.
The Climate Fresco: Conclusion
In conclusion, a round table discussion during which everyone expresses their feelings following the session, and states their own future commitments to act at their level.
Litogami is a company that has been committed to sustainable development, ethics and eco-responsibility since its inception. It designs educational and fun toys to promote its values.
We were therefore already aware of the issues, as were all the participants. We have to admit that this workshop allowed us to see certain gaps, as the subject is very vast.
Thank you to the volunteers of La Fresque du Climat for giving us their time on this sunny Sunday!