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)
Earth keeps on heating up – and declarations of Climate Emergency need to bring 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???)
- Understanding jargon, metrics & targets (when is it tonnes, or temperature?)
- Frameworks for prioritising, assessing, and communicating action
COVID has taken face-to-face training online, but it’s still active learning. So our ‘Synch’ sessions involve trainer and learners working together over Zoom – including plenty of interactive group work & discussion, using online Padlets to share ideas and learning.
This alternates with independent ‘non-synch’ work (hosted on Sway), giving context, primary data sources, videos and links.
It all adds up to a full day’s training.
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).
Training can be spread over 3 mornings, with ‘homework’;
now piloting a one-day version.
Enquiries on dates, details and more: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Susi is a certified Carbon Literacy Trainer.