Carbon Literacy training

Next open trainings: group sessions on
two Thursday afternoons, Oct.21st&28th, register
two Friday mornings, Oct.22nd.&29th., register

To find out more, or arrange in-house training, email carbonelephant2020@gmail.com 


Carbon Literacy: “An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.” (CLP, Manchester)
Declarations of Climate Emergency need be followed up with real change. For this to happen, individuals and organisations must be informed and motivated; people need to be ‘Carbon Literate’.
Training includes

  • Some of the science behind the slogans (what IS a greenhouse gas, and how many are there???)
  • Understanding jargon, metrics & targets (when is it tonnes, or temperature?)
  • Frameworks for prioritising, assessing, and communicating action to minimise global heating

Training takes the equivalent of a full day; online, it’s divided into 4 parts. Course dates specify the  first ‘synch’ session.
Learners take Part 1 at their own speed (90min.), before Part 2 brings the cohort together for group activities (3 hours, including two breaks).
Pt.3 is further independent work, preparing for Pt.4, a second group session, and certification. Follow-up materials giving more context, data sources, videos and links remain available to all learners in a stand-alone resource.

“…mix of quiet reading and digesting independently and group activities and discussion…”
“Enjoyed the strong sense of community and interacting with colleagues in the breakout rooms”
“Carbon Literacy Training has had such a positive impact on conversations I’m having with everyone”
“I really enjoyed the action planning!”
“Hopeful and practical – which is what we need to be.”

The course is accredited by CLP in Manchester; home to the industrial revolution, and now to Carbon Literacy itself.

Successful learners are certified ‘Carbon Literate’ (an internationally recognised qualification, recognised at COP21 in Paris).

See registration links at the top of this post; to arrange in-house trainings for your organisation, or for more information, email carbonelephant2020@gmail.com 

Susi is a certified Carbon Literacy Trainer.