Carbon Literacy for Communities - Keith

This is a two-day course running on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th November.

Day One will be held @ The LOFT Youth Project, Keith. Day Two we will meet at the REAP Offices in Keith (177 Mid Street) and lift share to Newmill Hall (MIddle Brae, Newmill, AB55 6UQ). The day will include a tour of the energy efficiency measures installed at the hall.


09:30 registration for a 10:00 start each day. Finishes at 16:00


In 2017-18 we’re very pleased to offer this 2-day Carbon Literacy, accredited by the award winning Carbon Literacy Project in Manchester. Carbon literacy means having an instinctive understanding of the carbon impacts of our activities, and being able to make informed choices about the most energy and resource efficient and lower carbon options available to us.


Over the two-days we’ll cover the basics of climate science, look at current and likely impacts of a changing climate, explore how to communicate climate change, look at where carbon emissions come from and explore ways to encourage and support others to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.


Attendance on the course is free but participants will be asked to cover the cost of certification (£10 plus VAT). Please note when you register you will be asked to confirm that you wish to be put forward for this certification.


Delivered by: Keep Scotland Beautiful as part of the Capacity Building Programme for the CCF.


Aims of the day


During the 2 days we will:

  • Examine the scientific basis for climate change
  • Explore the potential impacts rising greenhouse gasses and a changing climate
  • Learn about communicating climate change and practice some techniques for doing so
  • Understand the anthropogenic sources of GHGs and how our everyday lives relate to them
  • Explore the Scottish Government's Low Carbon Behaviours and the challenges/opportunities to adoption in your community
  • Explore behaviour change models and how these might help you structure investigation into increasing adoption in your community




By the end of the day you will:

  • Have an improved understanding of the science of climate change
  • Be more confident in talking to people about climate change
  • Have improved carbon literacy
  • Identify low carbon behaviours you would like to adopt yourself and to encourage in your community
  • Develop a plan to identify opportunities/barriers to adopting low carbon behaviours in your community


Who’s this event for?


Anyone from a community-led organisation that is interested in taking action on climate change



From 14 November 2017 09:30 to 15 November 2017 16:00

at The Loft Youth Project, 86 Mid Street, Keith, AB55 5AF

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