The Carbon Literacy Project: Climate Change learning for everyone.

Welcome! The latest news from The Carbon Literacy Project...

 "Climate change does not respect borders; it does not respect who you are - rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, it is what we call 'global challenges,' which require global solidarity."
~ Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Don't Recycle...!?
Yes... you heard us right! People have often heard the phrase reduce, reuse, recycle; but not everyone is aware it's actually a hierarchy. When possible reduce, buy minimally and be less of a consumer; this is the best thing you can do to reduce our negative impact on the planet. However, if you've already bought an item, the next best thing is to reuse or re-purpose, rather than recycle, as this keeps products out of the waste system for longer.

Click here to read more about some of the great things charities are doing to re-purpose your old items.

Climate Emergency... What Now?

The release of the IPCC report in October 2018 prompted the start of a shift in consciousness around climate change, from citizens, organisations and authorities alike. In the UK, multiple local councils have declared a climate emergency, along with the Scottish and Welsh Governments, and the UK Parliament. The move to declare a climate emergency has in many cases been followed by the announcement of an accelerated zero-carbon target. However, targets alone will not be enough.

Click here to read more about some of the proactive steps that can be taken after a climate emergency declaration...

A 10 Point Plan in Wales - Including CL

In April, the Welsh Government declared a climate emergency. They have now published a white paper detailing how the Welsh Government’s budget will support this ambition.

Read more here.

The Big Leeds Climate Conversation

On Tuesday the 16th of July, Leeds City Council and Leeds Climate Commission held ‘The Big Leeds Climate Conversation’, marking the start of a three-month consultation around the city aiming to raise awareness and action on climate change. The Commission wants to gauge and amplify levels of willingness amongst individuals to take action on climate change, as well as exploring what residents think about a number of bold ideas to cut emissions.

To find out more and the role The Carbon Literacy Project is playing click here.




The Carbon Literacy Project is a unique project, working with everyone who lives, works or studies, to offer a day's worth of training to the Carbon Literacy Standard. Once Carbon Literate, we have an instinctive understanding of the carbon impacts of our activities, are able to make informed choices, and, driven by the urgency, act positively to address climate change.

Upcoming Events

Carbon Literacy for Interested Organisations
24/09/2019: 9.30am - 5.00pm   Great Places Housing

Carbon Literacy for Registered Providers Wales
24/10/2019   Newport

Would you like to volunteer with The Carbon Literacy Project?

We're currently recruiting specifically for Volunteer:
- Social Media Assistant
- Database Administrator

For more information or to apply, click here
Recycle your broken and unwanted electrical equipment, free of charge with ICT Reverse. ICT Reverse picks up and packages your unwanted or damaged computers, free of charge.  IT and telecom equipment donated to ICT Reverse via The Carbon Literacy Project generates funds directly for The Carbon Literacy Trust (Registered Charity Number 1156722).

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