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Climate Emergency Training for people in East Dunbartonshire

**Online booking for all training is open via Eventbrite. **

New FREE training dates are available throughout 2024 so people can learn what the Climate Emergency means for them and find out how they can take positive action. Anyone with ties to East Dunbartonshire is welcome to attend. People representing local organisations, communities and businesses particularly encouraged to get involved and Keep Scotland Beautiful is available to deliver bespoke group sessions.

The training is delivered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful and has been designed in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action. It is fully funded by £42,175 from the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

As this training is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, participants will have the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate.

The additional training dates take place online and in-person throughout 2024 and follow sessions earlier in the year, which received a variety of positive feedback from participants.

Who is this training for?

Anyone with ties to East Dunbartonshire is welcome to attend*. People representing local organisations, communities and businesses are particularly encouraged to get involved.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is available to deliver bespoke group sessions - please contact climate@keepscotlandbeautiful.org for further details.

*Advertised sessions are for attendees aged 18 and above. For attendees under the age of 18, please contact Keep Scotland Beautiful (climate@keepscotlandbeautiful.org) - a bespoke session can be arranged.

Why should I take this training?

  • Understand how your community and homelife will be impacted by climate change - in terms of physical impacts and new regulations and expectations, as Scotland moves to a low carbon future.
  • It’s relevant to East Dunbartonshire through local case studies and examples sourced by East Dunbartonshire Council, East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action and Keep Scotland Beautiful.
  • Understand the science of climate change.
  • Understand the meaning of terms like 'Climate Emergency', ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’ ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon footprint’.
  • Get Carbon Literate - identify greenhouse gas emissions of your activities, and practical actions you can take to reduce them. 
  • Future-proof your community and homelife as far as possible
  • Learn about co-benefits of climate action, such as improved resilience to extreme weather, reduced costs and improved environmental quality.

How will the training take place?

  • The full list of venues for the Accredited Training is outlined below. All sessions must be booked in advance via Eventbrite.

    In-person sessions: One 09:30-16:00 session, plus online Carbon Literacy Assessment:

    • Kirkintilloch Town Hall: 23 May (09:30-16:00)
    • Westerton Town Hall, Bearsden: 11 September (09:30-16:00)

    Online sessions: Two 2.5 hour sessions, plus online self-study and Carbon Literacy Assessment:

    • Monday 17 June & Monday 24 June (both 14:00-16:30)
    • Thursday 18 July & Thursday 25 July (both 10:00-12:30)
    • Thursday 22 August & Thursday 29 August (both 14:00-16:30)
    • Wednesday 2 October & Wednesday 9 October (both 18:00-20:30)
    • Friday 8 November & Friday15 November (both 10:00-12:30)
    • Saturday 30 November & Saturday 7 December (both 10:00-12:30)

    You can find out more about all the sessions and make a booking to attend here.

What type of certification will I get for the Accredited Training?

  • The course is accredited to meet the Carbon Literacy Standard by the Carbon Literacy Project, and participants that successfully complete the course receive a certificate confirming that they are Carbon Literate.
  • Participants who successfully complete the course will also be eligible to attend further sessions, so they can deliver the training in their community.

How do I find out more and register to take part?

Online booking for all training is open via Eventbrite.

You might also be interested in...

  • East Dunbartonshire Council’s Climate Action Plan: The plan will co-ordinate and outline their work to tackle climate change, as well as determine how they plan to empower communities to act. Find out more here.
  • The Scottish Government’s Net Zero Nation website: As part of the global effort to fight the Climate Emergency, Scotland has set an ambitious target to become 'Net Zero' by 2045. Further information and support at netzeronation.scot

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