Climate and Carbon Literacy training for individuals and organisations (In person event)
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
Delve into the causes of climate change and what we can do about it. Boost understanding with our in-depth, accredited course.
Ticket prices
Individuals £93.00
Reduced cost places £0.00
Delegates from organisations £156.00
May 14th, 2024 9:00 AM   to   5:15 PM

Quaker Tapestry Museum
Friends Meeting House
Kendal, LA9 4BH
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 a pledge 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 85,000+ certified Carbon Literate citizens worldwide.

The course is delivered by expert trainers working on behalf of 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 Kendal town centre, in the Friends Meeting Room at the Quaker Tapestry Museum, Stramongate, LA9 4BH. Quaker Tapestry Museum - Google Maps.

The room is located on the ground floor, where all facilities are accessible to wheelchair users. The venue has an accessible step-free entrance located on Stramongate (through the rainbow-coloured railings/ gateway). Their full access statement can be viewed here: COVID-Access-Statement-Quaker-Tapestry-2021sm2.pdf.

Please note smoking or vaping is not allowed in any part of the premises or site. No animals are allowed in the building with the exception of assistance dogs.

Refreshments will be available from the mid morning break onwards, and a vegan buffet lunch will be provided by The Garden Cafe (included in your ticket fee).

Please note there is NO PARKING on site, with the exception of reservable spaces for blue badge holders. Kendal bus and train stations and car parks are very close by. Full details are given in the registration email.

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) using the links provided in your registration email, to be discussed in the second half of the session. 

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 - £93 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 - £156 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 Tuesday 7th May, 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