We are delighted to announce that Keep Scotland Beautiful, the Stirling-based organisation that oversees the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), has made Carbon Literacy a standard for applicants of the funds.
They have already supported over 150 learners in becoming Carbon Literate, and they are determined to continue to make progress across Scotland, facilitating the expansion of Carbon Literacy and a “low carbon” culture.
Keep Scotland Beautiful are also working to build carbon Literacy across their organisation, and have recently applied for recognition as a Carbon Literate Organisation.
Keep Scotland Beautiful provides the Carbon Literacy training and supporting resources as part of their management of the CCF
. The CCF
provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.
Find out more here
We have recently completed a study into the effects of our e-learning upon learners’:
- Knowledge of climate change,
- Motivation to address climate change,
- Attitudes towards the course itself.
“The report provides insight into the effectiveness of the ‘Carbon Literacy: Knowledge’ (CLK) e-learning package... We show that the CLK e-learning is effective in motivating learners to take action on climate change (CC)...”
You can read the full version of the report here.
Salford CL Consortium Event –Talking with the Mayor about Climate
4th October 2017, 8.30–11.15 am, The Landing, MediaCityUK, Salford.
Our first area-based consortium is meeting up again on the 4th October 2017.
The event will once more be hosted by Paul Dennett, City Mayor of Salford and this time the event will be split into two parts.
The first session will give participants new to the Salford Carbon Literacy Consortium a chance, over a brew and biscuits, to discuss with the Mayor why Salford needs to act on climate change, why he wants Salford organisations to join the consortium and what the benefits are to joining.
The second session will be primarily for those that have attended a Salford Carbon Literacy Consortium event previously but is open to all. We will provide an overview of the resources and workshops available and how to accredit a training course. We will also be joined by current Carbon Literacy Trainers and Consultants that can be employed to help create and run your course. We will discuss where we are up to, how we can share resources across the consortium and decide on next steps for each of our engaged organisations.
This is a closed event so if you would like to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes you only find things when you go looking for them
Back in May of this year, a researcher from Kings College London spent some time in Manchester and uncovered something quite astounding about the Carbon Literacy Project - the sheer quantity of training taking place.
We thought there were around 10 Carbon Literacy courses taking place each month. It was discovered that there were in fact 30 Carbon Literacy courses taking place in May alone! The unprecedented scale of delivery came as a huge, albeit very pleasant surprise. It shouldn't have however, when you consider that in September, our monthly average of Carbon Literate citizens hit a new height of 287. That means an average of 287 citizens certified every month, and frequently many more!
If you're running a Carbon Literacy course that's open to individuals or other organisations, let us know by emailing email@example.com so we can help to get the word out.