Many young people today are concerned about climate change and the future. In the Terra-Pi project, we are gathering knowledge and developing methods to support young people to better deal with climate-related thoughts, feelings, experiences and concerns. We believe that better tools for managing emotions together with collective, sustainable engagement reduce the risk of getting stuck in hopelessness and powerlessness, and can instead lead to active hope and action!
Terra-Pi is a heritage fund financed project from Folkuniversitetet, which is run together with the Climate Psychologists. In Terra-Pi, we conduct workshops, lectures and training courses where we directly address young people aged 12 - 25 years. We also conduct training initiatives to increase the competence of the groups that meet young people with climate anxiety, such as educators, parents and civil society.
In Terra-Pi we are creating a method bank with materials that will act as a support and can be used in existing contexts. There you can find tools, exercises, films and other inspiring materials on climate psychology with a focus on emotion management and organization. The material can be used in self-organized study circles, in already existing activities or on their own. School staff can also find material to use in their teaching, or support to better respond to young people's emotions. It is the young people participating in the project who are involved in the development of the material, through the experience and knowledge they possess as young people in a world of climate crisis, with an uncertain future ahead of them.
Within the project, there is also the opportunity for young people to organize themselves in, among other things, our Climate Power Groups, which is a platform for meetings, with a focus on support, learning more and getting involved collectively. For the groups, there is specially developed material to work in study circle format and with the help of the material become better at how you can work together with emotion management, sustainable commitment and explore how you can get involved to be part of the social change you want to see.
Want to join? Contact the training manager firstname.lastname@example.org