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Community groups across the North East offered chance to become Carbon Literate

Keep Scotland Beautiful offer accredited training

Community groups from across the North East are being offered an opportunity to become Carbon Literate at a two-day training session in Aberdeen, with participants who successfully complete the course receiving official accreditation. The learning enables everyone to make the link between their own lives and climate change and then do something practical about it.

We offer the Carbon Literacy for Communities training as part of our management of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The training forms part a suite of free resources, training and support we have made available through the Climate Challenge Fund to help community groups to take action on climate change.

Over the two days the Carbon Literacy training will cover the basics of climate science, look at current and likely impacts of a changing climate, why it is relevant to the community, explore how to communicate climate change, look at where carbon emissions come from and devise their own ways to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

The training is accredited by the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project which run by the Manchester-based charity The Carbon Literacy Trust.   

All participants successfully completing the course receiving a certificate confirming their Carbon Literacy.

David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful said:

“We are delighted to offer this accredited Carbon Literacy training as part of the support for community groups that we offer through the Climate Challenge Fund and look forward to celebrating with lots of accredited organisations over the coming months.

“This training contributes to our work in supporting communities across Scotland to become more carbon literate and to take and inspire action on climate change. We look forward to supporting many more communities in the future and see it as part of our work to help make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

Phil Korbel, Co-Director of the Carbon Literacy Project said:

“Climate change respects no borders so we are thrilled to be working in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful to offer the first accredited Carbon Literacy training in Scotland.

“Many people think that climate change is just about polar bears – we enable people in all walks of life to learn that it’s about them and that they can do something about it. Our Carbon Literacy Project brings relevant climate change learning to individuals everywhere, so it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to support people across Scotland to become Carbon Literate.”

The Carbon Literacy for Communities training takes place at Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen, 33 King Street AB24 5AA on Wednesday 24 May 2017 and Wednesday 31 May 2017 - Register online to book your space

16 May 2017

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