Free Climate Emergency Training available to young people in the Scottish Highlands

Keep Scotland Beautiful is looking to train up a cohort of 11-24 year old 'Youth Climate Advocates' as part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership project over the next three years.

The training, accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, provides an introduction to the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as what can be done to address it.

Climate change can seem overwhelming, especially for young people, so the course emphasises what actions are being taken both globally and locally, in the Highlands, and how young people can get invloved.

Each training course consists of three, two-hour sessions, taken over three weeks. An uncertified 2hr crash course is also available on demand.

This course was created as part of the Highland Community Waste Partnership, which aims to reduce waste and build a movement for more sustainable consumption in the region. The three areas of focus are food waste, packaging/single-use items and promoting share & repair, as well as raising awareness of how the way that we consume contributes to the climate crisis. Youth Climate Advocates will have an opportunity to get involved in this work as a follow-on from the training.

As well as a chance to take action in their local community, Youth Climate Advocates will have the chance to gain a Carbon Literacy Project certification, which can be added to CVs, university applications, Duke of Edinburgh awards, or contribute to other schemes such as the High Life Highland Green Leadership Award.

The first course will run between 29 November and 13 December, with further sessions to be available in the new year.

For more information about the training and how to sign up, visit the Youth Climate Advocates webpage, here.

18 November 2022

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