Become Carbon Literate

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It can be a prickly subject! Do you wish to get your facts straight about the latest climate science?

You may not know where to start and what to tackle first to have the biggest impact on reducing carbon?

You might want to speak with more clarity and confidence on the subject with friends and family?

Do you want to do something to reduce your impact on the planet, protect the Earth for future generations and find ways to improve your business and lifestyle?

Want a personalised Carbon Literacy certificate? enabling you to engage stakeholders in your workplace, with confidence?

If you answer yes to any of the above, then participating in a Carbon Literacy course is the right step for you.

Join local Community Green Group volunteer Adrian, in collaboration with Annie The Sustainable Life Coach, on their popular Carbon Literacy Training courses designed specifically for individuals who want to make a positive impact and take action on climate change.

By successfully completing both parts of the course you will;

  • make an individual and group pledge
  • receive a personalised Carbon Literacy Project Certificate
  • understand the actions that make the biggest difference and also save you money too
  • make a positive impact to the sustainability of our local community.

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We are planning some face to face courses in our local community, please get in touch. Other dates for online courses are below (as well as for businesses and marketeers).

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Carbon Literacy is “An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

You will uncover:
The basics of climate change science
What’s already happening globally & locally
How your actions affect climate change
The tools & knowledge to reduce your impact at work and at home
How to build your own climate action plan for your business and lifestyle

What will the course consist of?
Training will consist of a presentation to you, along with group discussion, videos, quizzes and games, spread over 8 hours (could be 2 half days, 3 evenings etc).

In addition, 1 hour of home-based activity is required to complete the course.

At the end of each course, and upon successful completion of a short assessment, you will receive your personalised Carbon Literacy certificate (joining over 46,000 others here in the UK). You would then be able to create your own Carbon Literacy course for your own organisation or audience if you so wished (subject to criteria checking by the Carbon Literacy Project).

Business owners?

If you are a business owner, you may wish to understand what you and your business needs to tackle first to have the biggest impact on reducing carbon, but don’t know where to start?

In this day and age, you’ll want to engage your existing and new customers with a clear understanding about Climate Change and what your business is doing about it – get you & your business certified.

You’ll also want to appeal to your team and demonstrate you are turning words into action, helping to retain them too.

Or as an employee you may want to engage your business in a positive way.

So there are online courses specifically for you too;

Don’t just take our word for it;

“a great course on Carbon Literacy, very well paced and informative. A great space for discussions and learning on how we can all reduce our carbon footprint. Highly recommended” (Dario B, Sept2022).

Costs vary, see each course details, but don't let this put you off, get in touch.

Annie, The Sustainable Life Coach, is passionate about nature, sustainability solutions and making better choices. She is a registered Carbon Literacy Facilitator, has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Leeds, an MSc in Conservation Biology from Manchester Metropolitan University and a diploma in Life Coaching. She has worked for the Zoological Society of London, the World Bank and for non-governmental organisations in East Africa. She also won two awards in the Climate Co-Lab competition at MIT University, Boston.

Adrian is passionate about sustainability and the circular economy. He has a young family, loves nature and the great outdoors, and works hard to ensure his daughter will have the same opportunities in her future. Adrian has a degree in Biological Sciences and 4 years experience in various environmental advocacy roles. He has his own small business, Single Use Alternatives, is a Lead member of Wetherby Town Council Climate Emergency Working Group and is also a Lead for Boston Spa, Wetherby Community Green Group.

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