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Free Climate Emergency Training for people in East Dunbartonshire (Kirkintilloch)

Free Climate Emergency Training is available from January 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 training will take place in-person at venues across East Dunbartonshire.

There is also an online Introductory Session 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?

  • This 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 training will take place on 6 March 2024 at Kirkintilloch Town Hall 09:30-16:00, but spaces must be booked in advance.

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

Book via Eventbrite here.

From 06 March 2024 09:30 to 16:00

at Kirkintilloch Town Hall

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