Trainer Directory

Why Use Trainers?

One of the key features of Carbon Literacy is that training is delivered by peers – pupil to pupil or by regular teachers in schools and colleges, by workmates, colleagues or peers in the workplace, or by friends and neighbours in the place you live.

However, sometimes this is not entirely possible on its own, and you and your organisation may need support or need external assistance to do this. There is, therefore, an expanding group of Carbon Literacy trainers who can assist you in the development and customisation of your Carbon Literacy training, or help you to deliver it.

You can contact these trainers and organisations directly from the directory below, or Contact Us if you would like further information.

CLCs – Individuals who have the most experience of developing and delivering multiple CL courses to a range of organisations.

CLTs – Individuals who have a breadth of CL training experience, most of whom have also developed a CL course.

CLFs – Individuals who help to deliver and administer CL courses within their organisation.

Experienced trainers – Individuals who deliver CL training but are not formally certified by The Carbon Literacy Project

Certified Carbon Literacy Consultants (CLC)

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Sarah McClelland

Website: https://www.greatplaces.org.uk/
Email: Sarah.McClelland@greatplaces.org.uk
Mob: 07929 666343
Twitter: @cycling_Sarah

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Sarah McClelland has been working in the environmental sector for over 10 years. With an MSc in Environmental Management, Sarah is able to put academic theory into practice to encourage behaviour change within the workplace. Working closely with Cooler Projects, she assisted in the writing and implementation of the first accredited Carbon Literacy course. Since then she has gone on to train over 400 employees from a range of organisations including Great Places Housing Group, Southway Housing Trust and Mosscare Housing. In each instance, she has ensured the training is tailored to meet the needs of the participants. Her relaxed, easy style builds rapport and encourages trainees to participate and question while her depth of experience and relevant knowledge ensures there is a good positive delivery of the course. She ensures that participants are engaged and empowered to take action in their workplace and at home. In addition to the training given to registered providers, Sarah has also tailored the training for Council Leaders and recently gave a well-received training course to Salford Council Leaders.

Sectors of expertise:
Social housing and community groups.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Great Places Housing Group, Mosscare Housing, Southway Housing, Salford Leaders

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request

Christopher Price

Website: https://www.greatplaces.org.uk/
Email: Christopher.Price@greatplaces.org.uk
Mob: 07850 994124
Twitter: @price_chris

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Since being on the writing group of the original housing course (CL4RPs), Christopher has gone on to deliver Carbon Literacy to multiple housing associations across the North West, working with diverse groups, from the CEO down to the guys on the tools, tailoring the message to each. Christopher has a detailed knowledge of carbon reduction in housing, working in domestic energy efficiency and environmental sustainability for the past ten years, as well as collaborating with other housing associations to reduce fuel poverty across Greater Manchester. A strong advocate for Climate Change action, Christopher encourages group discussion and challenges preconceptions by highlighting the hidden carbon emissions from our everyday decisions. By presenting key scientific concepts in accessible ways he encourages the engagement required to bring lasting changes to communities and workplaces. He has gone on to write and deliver training to a local church and community centre to help them achieve ECO Church status. Away from carbon literacy, Christopher is also a member of the Manchester and District Bee Keepers and has a passion for sustainable travel.

Sectors of expertise:
Social Housing, professionals, operatives, faith groups.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Great Places Housing Group, Mosscare Housing, Southway Housing, First Choice Homes Oldham, Inspire Community Hub and Church.

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Certified Carbon Literacy Trainers (CLT)

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Rhodri Thomas

Website: http://www.cynnalcymru.com/
Email: rorytee@gmail.com
Twitter: @CynnalCymru

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Rhodri is educated to Masters level in Environmental Management and has a PGCE in adult education. He has been designing and delivering training on Sustainable Development and environmental management for communities, public bodies and businesses since 2009. This includes Carbon Literacy courses for Public Health Wales, Grwp Cynefin and the National Museum of Wales. Rhodri is leading the development of Carbon Literacy in Wales, working with others to develop courses, share learning and enable participation by a diversity of different interests. Since 2008 he has travelled to all parts of Wales, working with, learning about, and reporting on the environmental activities of businesses and communities. He has written environmental action plans and policies for a variety of businesses and charities. A former actor and university lecturer, Rhodri is a natural communicator, adept at helping people to understand climate change in their personal context.

Sector of expertise:
Business and public sector Specialisms Welsh context, linking climate change to wider sustainable development goals, transport, environmental management systems, company reporting.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Public Health Wales, The National Museum of Wales, Grwp Cynefin, Renew Wales, Community Land Advisory Service, Women’s Institute, WCVA.

Pricing guidelines:
£450 – £500 per day.

Richard Smith

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-smith-mimea-cenv-08a06a12/
Email: r.smith@bbc.co.uk

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Richard regularly teaches Carbon Literacy to colleagues at the BBC and occasionally beyond. He was one of the founders of the MediaCity Low Carbon Hub, which developed the world’s first Carbon Literacy course for the TV/broadcasting sector. Richard has taught the course to hundreds of people and regularly acts as an advocate for Carbon Literacy both internally at the BBC and externally. He is Chartered Environmentalist and Full Member of IEMA.

Sectors of expertise:
Media Specialisms, Sustainability; Student Sustainability; Sustainability in a Future Job Role; Carbon Literacy; Climate Change; Communicating Climate Change.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include: 

BBC, BAFTA

Pricing guidelines:
Sustainable Production Manager at the BBC, not seeking work.

Emma Charlotte Richards

Website: http://www.carbonliteracy.com
Email: EmmaCharlotteRichards@outlook.com
LinkedIn: Emma Richards

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Emma was one of the very first individuals to be certified as a Carbon Literacy Trainer (CLT). She is passionate about sustainability and the message being taught through Carbon Literacy. She has particular experience in delivering climate change and sustainability education at further and higher education level. She started working as a CL Trainer within a university, and now works in a freelance capacity.

Emma has delivered Carbon Literacy training at:
– Manchester (MMU students, MMU staff, local community, UoM Staff, BBC Staff)
– Hathersage (MMU students)
– Nottingham (Nottingham Business School staff, Oikos international, PRME)
– Toulouse (ENSEEIHT students)
– Bonn (Interns and Staff at a global climate change governing-body)

Sectors of expertise:
Universities and Colleges | Recent graduate | Interns |

Specialisms:
Student Sustainability | Sustainability in a Job Role | Communicating Climate Change

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include: 
Manchester Metropolitan University | Nottingham Business School | ENSEEIHT | A global climate change governing-body

Pricing guidelines:
£300 per day + travel expenses

Lisa Aston

Website: http://www.newcharter.co.uk/
Email: Lisa.aston@newcharter.co.uk
Mob: 07961 261140
LinkedIn: Lisa Aston

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Lisa’s employment background is predominantly in Media, Advertising, Marketing, Events, Sales Management, Recruitment, Sales training, she then moved onto Organisational Development in the Banking and Housing sectors. Lisa claims, “I always endeavour to understand my target audience tailor my training delivery method to suit. I am passionate about people development and align this to organisational strategies. I have delivered over 21 workshops on carbon literacy and am passionate about getting the message out there and being able to influence behaviours to reduce carbon emissions.”

Sector of expertise:
Public and Private sector, Advertising, Media, Marketing, Sales, Events, Banking and Housing.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
New Charter Group.

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Geoff Marland

Website: http://www.newcharter.co.uk/
Email: Geoff.marland@newcharter.co.uk
Mob: 07718783818
LinkedIn: Geoff Marland

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Geoff’s employment background is predominantly in building surveying, project management & construction. Geoff’s claim, “As an environmental & building surveyor I have a moral responsibility to source sustainable materials, and improve the efficiency of properties through my interventions and specifications, and it is through this part my work that I have become Involved with CL4SP & SHIFT and also become New Charters dedicated sustainability officer. I have undertaken the CL training and helped to deliver over 17 officially accredited workshops to over 300 staff on Carbon Literacy. As a result of my training and research I have become passionate about getting the message out there and being able to influence behaviours to reduce carbon emissions.”

Sector of expertise:
Construction, refurbishment, Asbestos, Fire assessment, Sustainability.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include: 
New Charter Group Pricing guidelines Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Certified Carbon Literacy Facilitators (CLF)

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Russell Gill

Website: http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org
Email: russell.gill@keepscotlandbeautiful.org
Tel: 01786 468771
Mob: 07703 727835
Twitter: @KSBScotland

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Russell has delivered training on behalf of Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) to representatives of community organisations across Scotland who are taking action on Climate Change. This has included representatives of faith-based organisations, community gardeners, Transition groups, active travel groups and energy advisors. Russell has extensive experience working, and volunteering, on carbon reduction projects, specifically in home energy awareness, community gardening, community engagement and encouraging behaviour change. He is also a trained ‘Carbon Conversations’ facilitator. Since joining the Climate Challenge Fund team at KSB he has expanded his knowledge to include low carbon travel and resource use. Russell is an experienced facilitator and trainer, and uses a learner-centred approach, meaning learners can easily apply Carbon Literacy to their day-day lives.

Sectors of expertise:
Community sector.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include: 
Representatives of community organisations in receipt of Climate Challenge Fund grants.

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Claire Gibson

Website: http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org
Email: claire.gibson@keepscotlandbeautiful.org
Tel: 01786 468772
Facebook: @climatechallengefund
Twitter: @KSBScotland

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Claire delivers Carbon Literacy for Communities courses around Scotland. She shares responsibility for course delivery, which involves delivering presentations, facilitating discussions and supporting learners.

Sectors of expertise:
Community sector.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Representatives of community organisations in receipt of Climate Challenge Fund grants.

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Lynsey Jones

Website: https://museumdevelopmentnorthwest.wordpress.com/
Email: lynsey.jones@manchester.ac.uk
Mob: 07748 147240
Twitter: @MuseumDevNW

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Lynsey delivered Carbon Literacy training to all the staff at Manchester Museum in 2016, to roll out to museums across the North West and other cultural organisations from 2017 onwards. She delivers training in numerous fields as part of her role as Museum Development Officer and Accreditation Adviser for Museum Development North West.

Sector of expertise:
Heritage, Arts and culture.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Delivered Carbon Literacy directly to staff from Manchester Museum, Joule Library and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, all part of Manchester University. Managed the Green Museums programme in 2014 which was delivered to staff from museums across the North West by Carbon Literacy trainers and complied with the Carbon Literacy Standard.

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Michael Whitworth

Website: http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/
Email: michael.whitworth@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 306 1584
Mob: 07917 517661
Twitter: @mcrmuseum

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Michael is employed as Head of Commercial Operations at Manchester Museum, but has a long background in delivering Training Courses. Prior to the Museum he worked for Royal Doulton and was in charge of the North West Regional Training Shop. Here he delivered training to retail managers new to the industry and specialised in training for bridal display and presentations. As a T.A soldier he also served as an Instructor to Combat Medics and later Cadets delivering APC syllabus training to both. He later went on to work as a First Aid at Work Trainer and Consultant with a local company training the Forestry Commission`s tree surgeons. Since working at the Museum he has written and delivered a number of training programs around retail and customer service, and qualified as an NVQ Assessor in Heritage. Michael claims that “Carbon Literacy is something close to my heart so helping put together and deliver the first Heritage Specific Carbon Literacy Training has been an immense pleasure.”

Sector of expertise:
Heritage, Arts and Leisure.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Manchester Museum; Joules Library, Manchester University; Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, Manchester University Pricing guidelines.

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Experienced Carbon Literacy Trainers

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Jeremy Mathieu

Email: jeremymathieu@me.com
Mob: 07968524642
Linked-In: Jeremy Mathieu

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Jeremy Mathieu has delivered Carbon Literacy training in media organisations and the creative industry in all corners of the UK. Adapting the training for each client, from large corporates to community projects, he has an engaging and dynamic style that conveys his passion for the creative aspect of the transition to a sustainable world. He has expertise in rolling out Carbon Literacy training as a programme within a large organisation, creating different modules for different functions. Jeremy is an IEMA Practitioner and holds an MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility from Ashridge Business School.

Sectors of expertise:
Media, Creative Industries, Events, Sport

Specialisms:
Cultural impact of sustainability, creation of media content

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
BBC, BAFTA, Creative Carbon Scotland, independent production companies.

Pricing guidelines
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

Raichael Lock

Website: https://www.meen.org.uk/
Email: coordinator@meen.org.uk
Mob: 07505 172 335

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Raichael Lock has supported The Carbon Literacy Project since its inception and has delivered CL training to school staff and pupils across the NW. She has worked for the Manchester Environmental Education Network for 13 years delivering sustainability education projects, ran the government’s Sustainable Schools programme in the North West, the NW Growing Schools programme and worked for the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. She is particularly experienced with facilitating intergenerational activities around climate change and sustainability.

Sectors of expertise:
Education, public specialisms, developing intergenerational ‘Carbon Classrooms’ and supporting young/people to have the confidence to share their knowledge with others. Teacher training on climate change/energy efficiency/growing food/creating forest gardens, and sustainability education.

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Delivered staff training for Greater Manchester schools; provided CPD training at Eco Schools and Sustainable Schools events across the NW; run sessions for pupil Eco teams, parent groups, Manchester City Councillors, ESOL and University students. Raichael has also delivered ‘Carbon Classrooms’ in partnership with Cooler and Manchester Museum.

Pricing guidelines:
£280/ day

Katherine Kennedy

Website: https://hulmegardencentre.org.uk/
Email: thetrainer@hulmegardencentre.org.uk
Tel: 0161 868 0821

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Katherine plays a key role as Senior Trainer at Hulme Community Garden Centre and is responsible for delivering the Centre’s training programmes and as such works with a wide range of people from children and older people to adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs. Educated to degree level in horticulture, she has successfully applied her academic training to establish a thriving community garden at the Centre which forms the hub of HCGC’s training and volunteer activity and is visited by hundreds of people each month. She is also a qualified lecturer and since 2005 has successfully delivered accredited horticulture courses at HCGC (in conjunction with the Manchester College) as well as dozens of informal workshops aimed at empowering local residents to take up gardening and urban food production. She played a major role in developing the Centre’s off site community garden projects. Prior to her work with Hulme Community Garden Centre, she taught from the Manchester College within their horticulture department for 3 years and gained her PGCE qualification whilst there. Katherine says “I don’t consider myself a run of the mill trainer as I am constantly finding new ways of teaching and delivering courses, workshops and sessions to be inclusive to all and to get people to think outside their own environments.”

Sector of expertise:
Education and voluntary sector Specialisms Horticulture

Organisations this trainer has already delivered Carbon Literacy to include:
Hulme Community Garden Centre

Pricing guidelines:
Price quotations for specific work available upon request.

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