Carbon Literacy is an accredited course designed to get you up to speed on the climate crisis and to start thinking about how your organisation can best respond. Whether you are brand new to sustainability as a topic or you have already taken some action, this course will give you the knowledge, confidence and direction to take the next steps in becoming a more sustainable organisation.
This programme has been specifically designed for the VCSE sector in partnership with the experts at environmental charity Groundwork East. The aim is to create an upskilled network of ‘sustainability champions’ who can encourage and facilitate change in their organisations and communities. The course will cover:
- the current science of climate change and why action is needed
- the local context for Cambridgeshire and the VCSE sector
- how we as individuals and organisations can take strong, positives steps to be part of the solution
- how we encourage others in our communities to get excited about making a change too
The course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, which since starting in 2011 has certified almost 40,000 carbon literate citizens from over 3500 different organisations. In order to receive their Carbon Literate Certification all participants must complete the 1-day training course and pledge an individual action and a group action. More information on the Carbon Literacy Project can be found here
More than just small personal changes, Carbon Literacy highlights the need for substantial change and supports you, as an individual, to have a cascade effect on a much wider audience – whether it’s in your workplace, community, school, university, place of worship, or another setting.
Alongside the knowledge you will gain from this 1-day course Hunts Forum will share the tools, templates, practical advice and guidance that you need to start taking steps to becoming a more sustainable organisation. There is also the possibility to become a certified ‘Carbon Literate’ organisation if you’re interested in a certification which demonstrates your commitment to reducing carbon emissions and footprint.
Who is this for?
This is for anyone who wants to learn more about the climate crisis and how it could affect both your organisation and your service-users. You will leave this session more confident in your knowledge, better able to articulate what needs to be done, and with an increased sense of agency to be able to act as a sustainability champion for your organisation.
This training is free to members of Hunts Forum & CCVS thanks to funding by Education & Skills Funding Agency through Cambridgeshire Skills Adult Learning Service. Please note that a maximum of 2 free places are available per organisation on each course, and participants must be residents of Cambridgeshire.
About the Facilitator: Ashley Lydbrook is the Senior Project Officer at Groundwork East and is a certified Carbon Literacy Trainer.