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FREE Climate Emergency Training: East Dunbartonshire, Kirkintilloch

A day of FREE in-person Climate Emergency Training at Kirkintilloch Town Hall, G66 1DH, 23 May, 09:30-16:00.

As this training is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project it provides an opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate.

The training will be delivered by the 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 the UK Government with £42,175 being provided through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Who is this training for?

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 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?

This training is eight hours of learning, which includes:

  • A day of in-person-training at Kirkintilloch Town Hall, (Lesser Hall), Union Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1DH, 23 May, 09:30-16:00.
  • The submission of an online assessment for the opportunity to be certified as Carbon Literate.

 

Is the same training being offered on other dates, or online? 

The full list of dates and venues for the Accredited Training is outlined via Eventbrite.

 

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 book a space on the training?

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

 

What if I have further questions?

If you have any queries about the training please contact climate@keepscotlandbeautiful.org

 

From 23 May 2024 09:30 to 16:00

at Kirkintilloch Town Hall Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Union Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1DH

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