- Divide into smaller groups, and ask the young people to think about all the ways in which Woodcraft Folk’s activities uses energy or creates emissions of greenhouse gasses — you could ask different groups to focus on different aspects, e.g. transport, buildings, food.
- Come back together to discuss their conclusions as a whole group, then set them the challenge of reimagining a group night, camp or residential weekend to be completely carbon neutral.
- Get them to discuss their ideas in small groups and then report back to the whole group.
You might like to think about things like:
- Making the most of natural light
- Transporting people and equipment
- Food you eat and how you prepare it
Take it Further
When young people have shared their ideas you could discuss as a group:
- Is some environmental impact unavoidable from our activities?
- What can we do to offset emissions caused by our activities, and does this really help?
- Are the alternative ideas that have been proposed suitable for all members of the group?
- What changes in wider society (e.g. better, more affordable public transport) would help us have less impact?
- What’s more important in combating climate change — that individuals change what they do or that there are changes in society as a whole?