Coffee, Conversation, and the Climate – Winter Session

Believe it or not, talking about climate change is the #1 thing we can do to stop it. Think about it: How often do you discuss climate change? If you’re like most Americans, your answer is “rarely” or “never.” Our collective silence is its own type of climate-change denial.

So, let’s start talking!

Not only a powerful solution, these facilitated conversations are fun, interesting, and easy to jump intoboth for climate change newbies and for seasoned pros.

We’ll use the book The Big Fix by Hal Harvey and Justin Gillis, which outlines “7 practical steps to save our planet,” as the basis for 8 weekly conversations. Katy will also share links each week to podcasts and videos that provide additional perspectives on the topics.

Participants should expect to spend approximately 30 minutes a week reading and/or listening to material between sessions. The book can be purchased as a paper, electronic, or audible book. It can also be checked out from the library. Podcasts and videos will be provided.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 17 – March 14 (8 weeks; no class on 2/21)

Time: 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Format: Zoom (participate from anywhere!)

Cost: $75

Please register. Following registration, the Zoom access instructions will be forwarded.

Cancellation Policy: In the event that Sheldrake should cancel a program, either a makeup will be scheduled or a refund will be issued. Participant cancellation requires a minimum of one week’s notice (in writing to, and a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued under other circumstances.


One Small Stone is for people who are looking for more peace in their own lives and in the world…for environmentalists and environmentalist wannabes…for long-time meditators and for people just starting out. Using the tools of mindfulness, we can cultivate more joy, happiness, and equanimity in our own day-to-day lives, while also helping to connect authentically and purposefully to the “big things” that are most important to us.


Katy Romita is a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor and a Mindful Schools Mindfulness Foundations graduate, bringing nearly two decades of experience in a variety of meditation practices. Katy has also earned certificates from Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab and holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MPA from New York University.

Coffee, Conversation, and the Climate – Winter Session


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