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’.
- 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
Independent ‘non-synch’ work (on Microsoft Sway) prepares for each of the two ‘synch’ group sessions. (on Zoom). Trainer + participants work together using the interactive ‘Padlet’ interface for card-sorting, sequencing and planning activities.
Follow-up materials on a third Sway resource give more context, data sources, videos and links.
“… you were very interactive and made me feel at ease (don’t really like zooming)”
“…mix of quiet reading and digesting independently and group activities and discussion.”
“Really enjoyed the interactive nature of all the sessions. Thanks again for the awesome training.”
“Carbon Literacy Training has had such a positive impact on conversations I’m having with everyone”
“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).
The course takes 8-9 hours, including independent work; the 2 group sessions are ideally on separate days, but can be across one full day, split by independent work and a lunch-break.
See registration links at the top of this post, or for more information email email@example.com
Susi is a certified Carbon Literacy Trainer.