We’re looking for new volunteer Climate Champions in the Copeland area. Through CAfS’ accredited Climate & Carbon Literacy Course, provided free to successful candidates, you’ll increase your knowledge of climate science, solutions and practical actions. Then, using your new found knowledge, and with full support from CAfS’ Climate Champion Coordinator, you’ll organise events – like discussion groups, film nights, quizzes, and reading groups – all in your own area to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Even having conversations with people about climate change that you wouldn’t have done before the training will count!
Being a Climate Champion could enable you help drive the implementation of the Copeland People’s Panel recommendations – ensuring green priorities set by Copeland residents are carried out, or generate more climate action in West Cumbria through the new ‘Westogether’ initiative. It might give you an entry route into a green career, or help embed climate change into the agenda of your local parish council, and in fact we’d especially love to hear from Copeland parish councillors.
You’ll receive training to deliver sessions in your community, including a one-day comprehensive, accredited Carbon Literacy training course and induction and ongoing support from CAfS’ Climate Champion Coordinator. We also hope to arrange a one day Zero Carbon Britain training (Centre for Alternative Technology) as an optional extra for those who wish to attend. This is a fantastic opportunity for our community climate volunteers to develop new skills, as well as bringing benefits to your community and playing a really important part in tackling climate change.