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Climate and Carbon Literacy training for individuals and organisations (In person event)
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Join us on International Carbon Literacy Action Day and be part of the world’s largest climate education-and-action training event.
Ticket prices
Individuals £93.00
Reduced cost places £0.00
Delegates from organisations £156.00
December 4th, 2023 9:00 AM   to   5:30 PM

Eden Rural Foyer
Old London Road
Penrith, CMA CA11 8ET
United Kingdom
Climate and Carbon Literacy training for individuals and organisations (In person event)

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Course Overview

Do you want to get your facts straight about the latest climate science? Develop an understanding of carbon footprints and build your knowledge of what we can all do, at home, in our communities and at work, to help restore the balance?  

Our interactive Climate and Carbon Literacy training course provides a clear understanding of climate science, an awareness of carbon costs and the impacts of everyday activities.

It will leave you with the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis and is a great way to meet like minded people. 

Our inspiring, informative and interactive training course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project. It will take you concisely through the science of climate change, causes, impacts and solutions. It covers the global, UK and Cumbria picture, as well as highlighting what is happening locally, and how you can get involved.  The course 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. 

Delegates who complete the training course can become certified as Carbon Literate after the course by submitting an evidence form. This involves pledging to carry out emission reduction actions as an individual and as part of a wider group and is assessed by the Carbon Literacy Project as the awarding body. You will join a rapidly growing movement of 70,000+ certified Carbon Literate citizens worldwide.

The course is delivered by expert trainers from Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS). We Co-Chair the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership and run Cumbria’s Climate and Carbon Literacy training programme. A certified Platinum Carbon Literate Organisation, our team of certified Carbon Literate trainers bring decades of practical emission-reduction expertise, in-depth knowledge of the local area as well as significant training experience. 

Event Details

The course will be held in Penrith town centre, in the Bloomfield Suite of the Eden Rural Foyer building. A vegan lunch and teas and coffees will be provided. Please bring a water bottle, pen and notepad.

The venue is accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift to the first-floor meeting rooms for those unable to use the stairs. Please advise us of any accessibility requirements, or anything you feel we ought to know ahead of your attendance when completing the booking form.

Please note there is NO PARKING on site, with the exception of a reserved space for those who need to park close for accessibility reasons. Advice on travel options can be found in the event registration email and we will collect details of anyone happy to share lifts upon booking.

This training course will be taking place on International Carbon Literacy Action Day, when similar courses will be taking place all around the world at the same time, to coincide with COP28.

Coursework and Certification

In advance of attending the course, you will need to

  1.  Watch ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ by David Attenborough (58 mins). This is available at:  and  BBC iPlayer - Climate Change - The Facts .
  2. Calculate your carbon footprint (1 hour max) to help discussions in the afternoon of the training, using one of the following links:  /

And to become certified as Carbon Literate after the course, you will need to return your completed pledge document to us within 10 days of the course. Your trainers will introduce this document during the training session.

Ticket prices

Individuals - £89 per delegate
There is also an option to pay what you can afford (available if you live, work or study in Cumbria only - not applicable to employees/representatives from organisations). We want to ensure everyone can access this training regardless of their current financial circumstances.

Employees/representatives from organisations - £149 per delegate.

Please click on the Book Now link to choose your ticket option.


If you need to cancel your place, please get in touch at [email protected] as soon as possible. Please note that for cancellations on or after Monday 27th November, we can only refund 50% of your ticket fee (we will be unlikely to fill the place at short notice and will need to cover venue and trainer costs).


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.

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Event information
Type Course
Category Carbon literacy
Audience Open to all
Funders National Lottery Community Fund