Ways to Help

Commercial Carbon Conversations

Commercial Carbon Conversations is offered to groups of colleagues to explore behaviour change on both a personal and professional level.  Workplace Carbon Conversations are run by trained facilitators and incorporates elements of team building, collaborative action plans and experiential learning.  Commercial Carbon Conversations has been delivered to organisations such as Scottish Parliament, Buckinghamshire County Council, The Southern Cooperative and Brighton’s own Grace Eyre Foundation
 In 2015, BPEC worked with The Values and Sustainability Research Group at the University of Brighton to design an in-depth values-based analysis of the effectiveness of Commercial Carbon Conversations.  The results were overwhelmingly positive and provided a values-based assessment tool to compliment the Carbon Conversation sessions.
Because real, lasting behaviour change comes from a very personal place, sessions are held outside of the workplace setting to allow for deep engagement.  Real, lasting change also takes time and with this in mind, we will be offering  three training days on a one day a month basis for three consecutive months.  Outside of attending these three days, participants will need to spend 2-3 hours at a Values-based Indicators workshop within the workplace and approximately 1-2 hours a week over the duration of the course on reading the handbook and filling out worksheets alongside communicating with peer groups to keep the conversation going.
The groups are limited to a maximum of 10 participants from a cross section of the organisation.  The cost of Workplace Carbon Conversations is decided on a sliding scale.  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on pricing.

Tasks will include:

Before the Course
   Completing a Carbon Footprint Quiz
   Completing an Attitudinal Survey
   Reading set chapters in the ‘In Time for Tomorrow’ handbook
During the Course – on an occasional basis
   Monitoring your energy meters with an online tool
   Monitoring your personal and professional travel
   Taking inventory of your food cupboards
   Keeping a purchasing diary
   Read further set chapters of the handbook
During the Course- on a consistent basis
   Keep a journal of your personal reflections
   Participate in a closed group forum with your peers
   Keep an eye open for examples of good practice and opportunities for improvement at work
After the Course
   Reflect on the experience in an interview with facilitators
   Re-take the Carbon Footprint Quiz to see how it has changed
   Re-take the Attitudinal Survey to see how it has changed
   Make an ongoing contribution to workplace Sustainability plans and actions
   Keep the conversation going

Ways to Help

There are many ways that you can help us with our work, look below to find about just a few.


Join a conversation with BPEC:

One of the easiest ways to help us with our work is to spread the word online.

Make a donation:

Why do we need your financial support? Well, we rely on the goodwill and generosity of people like you to continue our work. This ensures that we remain independent and stay true to our aims and collective vision. With your support, we will continue to work locally to educate people on issues of peace and sustainability, helping to prevent catastrophic climate change and create a more peaceful future.

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Our volunteers are key to our organisation and they help us do everything from organising events and marches to filing our paperwork.

To find out more, visit our volunteer page

people powerBecome a trustee

Do you have a passion for peace, education or the environment? Experience in ICT, HR or Finance? The Brighton Peace and Environment Centre is recruiting dynamic individuals to join its Board of Trustees. Prior trusteeship is not necessary, only a keen interest in contributing to the charity’s work. click here for info

Become a Member

By becoming a member you will be joining a community of likemeinded people working towards positive change in Brighton and Hove. We have three levels of annual membership: Individual, Organisational and Educational and they help to provide us with the regular source of income that is so key to keeping our resources up to date and available to our community. 

For more information visit our memberships page

Run your own campaign:

Got a local issue that needs attention? Get in touch with

us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can help you to create change and raise awareness in your community.

Help recruit:

You can help us grow our network of people willing to take action for the environment. Tweet, blog, and feature our content on Facebook

Action you can take - Films

A crude awakening

Directed by: Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack (An Artificial Eye release in association with Dogwoof Pictures 2006 - Approx 82 mins)

A shocking wake-up call, the documentary tells the story of how our civilization's addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining.

Manufactured Landscapes

Directed by: Jennifer Baichwal - Produced by: Nick de Pencier, Daniel Iron and Jennifer Baichwal (2006 Zeitgeist Films - Approx 90mins)

Renowned artist Edward Burtynsky travels the world capturing a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on.


FOOD, inc.

Directed by: Robert Kenner - Written and produced by: Robert Kenner (2009 Participant Media and River Road Entertainment – 94mins)

Food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of farmers, the safety of workers and our own environment.

 Crude Impact

Directed by: James Jandak Wood - Written and produced by: James Jandak Wood (2006 Vista Cara Film – Approx 97mins)

It took hundreds of millions of years for petroleum to form on Earth. It took just 150 years for human beings to bleed the planet of roughly half of this oil.

Action you can take - Courses and Workshops

harvestHarvest Brighton & Hove, gardening skills
lowcarbontrust logo Low Carbon Trust, environmental education days

making local food work

Making Local Food Work training

community chef

Community Chef, Lewes

Bread Club courses

Whitehawk CPJ

Whitehawk Community Food Project

Brighton Permaculture trustBrighton Permaculture Trust Courses for you!
forkdig it Fork & Dig It workshops at Stanmer Park

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One Planet Learning courses, Friends Centre, Brighton

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Centre for Sustainable Design, Eco-innovation


BioRegional, Green Deal training event




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Outside of these hours please leave a message on 01273-766610 or email info@bpec.org and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

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