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The second part of this course will be held on Wednesday 3 November from 9.15am - 1.15pm. Your ticket price covers both parts.
Please click on the Book Now link to see all the ticket options. In addition to the tickets for individuals and organisations, there is an option to pay nothing for the ticket but donate what you can afford (available for individuals only). We do not wish anyone to be disadvantaged from accessing this training due to their current financial circumstances.
Do you want to get your facts straight about the latest climate science, carbon footprints and what we can all do, at home, in our communities and at work, to help restore the balance?
Carbon and climate literacy training provides a clear understanding of climate science, an awareness of carbon costs and the impacts of everyday activities. It also builds an ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.
This inspiring, informative and interactive accredited training course, split over two half day sessions, will take you concisely through the science of climate change, causes, impacts and solutions. It will provide you with clear and practical advice on how we can all achieve change. It also covers the global, UK and Cumbria picture, what is happening locally, and how to get involved.
The session presents you with a usable framework for understanding the climate emergency, how soon we need to act, the scale of that action, and what part individuals and organisations in Cumbria can play in the bigger picture.
You will leave this session more confident in your knowledge, better able to articulate what needs to be done, and with an increased sense of agency around your ability to be part of that change.
You will also leave with the ability to begin to develop your own action plans, and to develop training sessions for others, if you wish to do so.
The session is delivered by expert trainers from Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS). CAfS Co-Chair the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership and run Cumbria’s carbon and climate literacy training programme. Their certified carbon literate trainers bring decades of practical emission-reduction expertise, in-depth knowledge of the local area as well as significant training experience.
On completion, you will be asked to pledge significant emission reduction action. The pledges will be assessed by the Carbon Literacy Project in order for you to receive your Carbon Literacy Award.
Delegates will be required to spend a short amount of time on coursework (1 hour max) to calculate the impact they have on the climate between sessions using an online tool provided.
In advance of attending part 1 of the accredited course, please watch ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ by David Attenborough (58 mins). This is available at:
And, between parts 1 and 2, please calculate your carbon footprint using one or both of the following tools:
If you don’t have the time right now to commit to a full day, accredited course, we’re also running a two-hour abridged version. You can book onto one of these shorter overview sessions here, however they do not lead to you becoming certified as Carbon Literate.
Please click on the Book Now link to see all the ticket options. In addition to the tickets for individuals and organisations, there is an option to pay what you can afford (available for individuals only). We do not wish anyone to be disadvantaged from accessing this training due to their current financial circumstances.
If you can afford to pay the full ticket price and are able to donate extra, this will help subsidise places for those who cannot afford them. Thank you for your support.