Over 1000 people have developed their understanding of the climate crisis thanks to our hugely successful carbon literacy training!

Our carbon literacy courses began in September 2019 and we have held over 85 climate training courses since then: reaching individuals and organisations across the County. And thanks to a link with the Carbon Literacy Project around half of those have been accredited. This success has been recognised by the Carbon Literacy Project who featured CAfS in their 10th anniversary celebration of 10 stories for 10 years of Carbon Literacy. 

Carbon literacy training is recognised as an important tool in our zero carbon ambitions for Cumbria, helping people and organisations to see the science behind the climate emergency and to recognise practical ways that they can reduce their own carbon footprint. Our courses range from the full days accredited course to bespoke shorter courses, all of which include use of a carbon footprint calculator.   We also work hard to ensure that they are available to everyone, offering a ‘pay what you can afford’ for some courses, and partnering with Going Green Together to offer half price courses to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

Anyone interested in signing up for our Carbon Literacy training – or finding out more – should email: [email protected].