Carbon Literacy for communities
In 2016 we were pleased to run the country’s first ever accredited Carbon Literacy training course for communities. 64 attendees from Climate Challenge Fund projects are now certified as carbon literate. The initiative allows participants to make the link between their own lives and climate change, alongside outlining the practical steps to help tackle it.
We organised the training as part of our management of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund which is supporting community-led projects to reduce local carbon emissions, improve their areas and help them to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Attendees have gathered in Stirling, Inverness, Glasgow. Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy to take part in Carbon Literacy training where they learned more about climate change and why it is relevant to them and their local community. Participants also heard about where carbon emissions come from and devised ways in which they could reduce their own carbon footprint.
The training is accredited by the award winning Carbon Literacy Project, run by the Manchester-based charity The Carbon Literacy Trust. All participants successfully completing the course have received a certificate confirming their Carbon Literacy.
Watch out for announcements regarding further Carbon Literacy training in 2017.
02 January 2017