Take the Jump | Webinar Recording

We ended 2023 with our final webinar of the year, on Wednesday 6th December: 

Take the Jump – a global behaviour change movement to reduce carbon emissions with less stuff and more joy.

“Take the Jump” is a global behaviour change movement that is positive, engaging and aims to reach people who are concerned about climate change but uncertain what they can do. The movement grew out of a C40 cities study (The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5 °C World), and is led by a UK-based team. Since 2022, the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum (NTCF), a largely volunteer community organisation, has been customising “Take the Jump” for Kiwis, adjusting the messaging and content to our culture and context.

This talk will be in two parts: Tom Bailey from the global “Take the Jump” team will talk on how Take the Jump was conceived and designed, on the scientific evidence behind the six lifestyle shifts that the movement has prioritised, on the importance of the 5 “Foundation” principles of the movement and on the experience of rolling out Take the Jump in the UK and beyond.

Portrait photo of Tom Bailey

Tom has multidisciplinary experience as a green energy engineer and policy analyst, research leader, program manager, strategist and communicator. Currently he is the Charity Director at Take the Jump. He was lead author of the UK Labour Party's Energy and Climate Policy in the build-up to the UK 2019 election. He spent six years at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group as Head of Research and then Head of Special Projects, where he worked with Kate Raworth’s team to engage global cities in adopting the principles of Doughnut Economics.

Dr Chris Wheatley from the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum (NTCF) will then explain the modifications that have been made to tailor the shifts to Aotearoa’s culture and context – including the addition of the 7th nature-based shift - and on how the movement is growing in the Nelson-Tasman region and beyond (including with Councils).

Portrait photo of Dr. Chris Wheatley

Chris was originally from the UK, and has lived in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2000. Until 2020 he worked in international agricultural/rural/environmental research and development projects and programmes across Latin America and SE Asia. Chris was a founding member of the NTCF in 2020, and is now Deputy Co-Chair. Since 2018, Chris has also been a Trustee of the Farewell-Wharariki HealthPost Nature Trust, supporting ecological restoration of the Onetahua/Farewell Spit area.

Global movement: https://takethejump.org/
Aotearoa New Zealand: https://www.takethejump.org.nz/