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"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
Carbon Literacy Course for Interested Organisations
Monday 8th January 9.30-5.00 pm – At Great Places Housing HQ, Derwent Street, Manchester M21 7QS
Would you like to know more about Carbon Literacy? Want to see how a top class Carbon Literacy Course is run? Currently writing your own course and want some ideas?
By popular demand, we are putting on a Carbon Literacy course led by Carbon Literacy Consultant, Sarah McClelland at Great Places Housing HQ. This will be your opportunity to become certified as Carbon Literate.
The course will cover - the basics of climate change science, how we know it's happening, how climate change will affect us in the future, what we are doing about it and what we can do about it. Lunch is provided, and it is a great way to meet other organisations engaging with Carbon Literacy.
Tickets can be purchased here on Eventbrite. Prices are £99 Non-profit organisation; £149 for Public Sector and £249 Private Sector. The last course, held on the 1st November, sold out quickly, so sign up now to avoid disappointment!
Please ensure you choose the correct ticket type for your organisation. We are offering the course at a discounted rate for non-profits and public sector. There are limited spaces so the course will be booked on a first-come first-serve basis.
If you have any queries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
A masterclass with with George Marshall
On Wednesday 22nd
November, Rachel from the Carbon Literacy Project joined many of our Carbon Literacy trainers in attending George Marshall's Communicating Climate Change in your Community workshop. George, of Climate Outreach, led the masterclass in research-backed ways to communicate climate change. From Primary and Forrest School teachers, fiction writers, sustainability professionals and activists, there was a breadth of backgrounds represented at the workshop.
to find out more.
Christmas in many parts of the western world is now synonymous with overconsumption; the traditional concept of being around family lost amongst the desire for presents. This can result in a bit of a conundrum for those who wish to buy a meaningful gift for a sustainably-minded loved one.
That is why we have put together our ‘Top 10’ Eco Gift ideas for this Christmas to provide you with some inspiration for presents that will bring joy and inspiration, whilst minimising carbon footprint and packaging.
Read more here
The Carbon Literacy Course Kit is here!
Are you currently putting a Carbon Literacy course together or are thinking about it?
The Carbon Literacy Project recognises that there is sometimes so much information out there that it can be daunting to put together a days’worth of learning. That’s why we have developed the Carbon Literacy Course Kit.
- Think of this Course Kit as a ‘skeleton course’ that will help you with the framework for your Carbon Literacy training materials.
- There are some key ingredients that we have structured to help you. These include some of the aspects of climate change science, what’s happening to our planet, why taking action is important, and how we can motivate others to take action.
- There are also some key ingredients that you will need to create yourself. This is because your course has to be relevant to your audience.
Click here to download Course Kit V 1.7
Our CLO's Have Their Say
BBC – Bronze CLO
Find out what Carbon Literate participants at the BBC have to say in this video…
BBC vox pop HD from Carbon Literacy on Vimeo.
See what other organisation have to say about Carbon Literacy Training here
Please let us know what your organisation has to say about the Carbon Literacy Project by emailing email@example.com and help us spread the word!
MMU's Train-the-Trainer Course
Manchester Met’s Carbon Literacy train-the-trainer programme is designed to equip participants with skills and knowledge crucial for delivering Carbon Literacy (CL) training. The programme is aimed at participants with no or very limited experience of delivering training. As part of the course, participants will:
- Have the opportunity to develop essential trainer skills (communication and session management skills) and knowledge (learning styles and the optimal learning environment).
- Gain access to tried and tested CL training materials which participants are free to adapt and use for their own CL training.
- Gain a CL certificate.
The programme consists of a CL e-learning package, three interactive sessions and an optional assessment day.
Day 1: 29th of January 9:30-17:00
Day 2: 5th of February 9:30-17:00
Day 3: 12th of February 9:30-17:00
Day 4: 19th of February 9:00-17:00 (optional assessment day)
3 day course: £750
4 day course: £850
For further details, or if you wish to book a space on the training, please contact Jane Mörk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming changes to The Project
We constantly review the project and the way in which we run things, with the aim of making Carbon Literacy as successful and accessible as possible. With this in mind, you will see a number of changes in the coming months
The CL Standard – Over the course of a year, we have undertaken a full review, and updated our main Carbon Literacy Standard. This includes some minor changes reflecting new knowledge and teaching on Carbon Literacy, and a whole new section covering admin and process. The inclusion of this new section will increase our capabilities by streamlining the evidence we receive to accredit you or your organisation. Watch out for the launch of the new Standard next month.
CLTO Standard - We're just completing the writing of the Carbon Literacy Training Organisation (CLTO) Standard. This new accreditation is aimed at organisations who have proven their ability and commitment to the delivery of CL training outside of their own organisation, whether in a corporate, community or educational setting.
Beat the Price changes - From January 2018 the prices for many of our accreditations will rise. Certification charges are a core source of funding for the charity, but although our prices have not risen for six years many of our costs have. However, you can secure accreditation at current prices by purchasing blocks of certification or licences in advance, for any Carbon Literacy activity that you know you will be undertaking, and save money by making that advance purchase at current prices. More on this next month.
There will be further information about all these announcements and changes via our social media channels as we approach the end of the year.