Sustrans volunteers one revolution closer to climate action
A group of Sustrans Scotland volunteers and staff have successfully completed online climate emergency training. The thirteen learners, from Dumfries to Dingwall, took part in a four-week online learning programme that our team facilitated. The course, accredited by The Carbon Literacy Project, consisted of a mix of weekly live sessions and homework tasks.
Following this course, all learners reported an increased confidence in talking to others about climate change. Learners also said they felt more confident developing a plan to encourage people in their community and organisation to adopt low carbon behaviours.
As part of the assessment process, learners pledged a range of actions going forward – both individually and as a collective. Some in the course have decided to continue to meet regularly to discuss their ideas and progress on low carbon action.
Sustrans learners were the first cohort to have their training delivered fully online. We now offer a range of training options online, including courses for community leaders, teachers, youth leaders and bespoke programmes for businesses.
Aoife Hutton, our Climate Change Officer who delivered the training said,“We are delighted to see a 100% pass rate from this group of dedicated Sustrans Scotland volunteers. The participants adapted excellently to online training and we enjoyed weekly conversations with them as they brought lots of great discussion and ideas to the virtual table. Online training meant we could bring together a diverse group of people from all across the country to share this learning experience.”
Annie Cousins, I Bike Volunteering Project Officer at Sustrans said: “The course was brilliantly devised and delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful - they adapted fantastically to lockdown conditions, and this enabled us to continue to offer training to Sustrans volunteers and staff, and teachers from Sustrans I Bike schools. We’re delighted that volunteers took the opportunity to learn more about the climate emergency and how to engage with people on the topic, to help create greener, healthier communities.”
All our climate emergency training is independently accredited by The Carbon Literacy Project, with the opportunity for participants to achieve ‘Carbon Literate’ accreditation. There is also the opportunity for your organisation to demonstrate your credentials through ‘Carbon Literate Organisation' accreditation.
17 September 2020