Climate Emergency Training for people in East Dunbartonshire

**Booking open now via Eventbrite. **

Free Climate Emergency Training will be commencing in February 2024, to help people in East Dunbartonshire learn what the Climate Emergency means for local communities, and find out how they can take positive action.

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 Accredited Training will take place in-person at venues across East Dunbartonshire, in February and March, with the first sessions now taking place in February.

There will also be an online Introductory Session available for people wanting to find out more in just 60 minutes.

Who is this training for?

People who live, work, or play in East Dunbartonshire who are involved with, (or interested in), community organisations/communities. You'll want to learn what the Climate Emergency means for your local area, and how to take positive action.

Your involvement/interest might include, but is not limited to:

  • Community Councils
  • Community Development Trusts
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Co-operatives
  • Voluntary associations and charitable organisations
  • Climate action and sustainability groups
  • Other geographically defined communities

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 Accredited Training is eight hours of learning, which includes a day of in-person-training, and the submission of an online assessment for the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate.
  • The Introductory Session is 60-minutes in length and will take place online.
  • Dates confirmed for February and March 2024 are outlined below. Please book spaces via Eventbrite.
Date, time and location Type of Climate Emergency Training 
15 February, 18:00-19:00: Online via Zoom  Introductory Session
22 February, 09:30-16:00: Milngavie (Fraser Centre) Accredited Training 
27 February, 09:30-16:00: Bishopbriggs (Cadder North Halls) Accredited Training 
6 March, 09:30-16:00: Kirkintilloch (Town Hall) Accredited Training 

21 March, 09:30-16:00: Lennoxtown (Campsie Memorial Hall) 

Accredited Training 

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 and introductory sessions 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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