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A Record-Breaking Week at The Carbon Literacy Project!

November 2022 by Catherine McGinn

After announcing last Monday our exciting milestone that 45,000 learners had been certified as Carbon Literate on Friday 18th November, we are delighted to share that just one week – 7 days – later, on Friday 25th November, we reached 46,000 certified learners!

In achieving 46,000 learners, we have set a new certification record – 1,000 learners certified as Carbon Literate in a single week!

In the Summer of 2021, we certified 1,000 learners in one month for the very first time – an incredible achievement that everyone at The Carbon Literacy Project was thrilled to see come to pass. To think now, a little over a year later, we are in a position to certify at a much greater – quadruple the – rate, is truly astonishing.

We are truly in awe at the rate of growth we’re experiencing in certification, as well as more broadly across our accreditations, this year. This speed of certification would not at all be possible without our fantastic Certification Team who work tirelessly to evidence check and certify learners all year long. We are incredibly grateful to our team and appreciative of their hard work that has led to our continued growth this year.

Not to mention the countless hours put in by passionate trainers to enable this to be possible!

In celebration of our (collective) latest achievement, we’d like to acknowledge the organisations whose learners were certified in our record-breaking week:

  • Auto Trader
  • BASF UK & Ireland
  • Business in the Community NI
  • Cabinet Office
  • Church of England
  • Copart UK Ltd
  • Cumbria Action for Sustainability
  • Environment Agency
  • Exeter City Council
  • Future Housing Group
  • Future We Want
  • Green Works Consulting
  • Groundwork Greater Manchester
  • Groundwork North East and Cumbria
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful
  • Lorent Training
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  • Open University Wales
  • Positive Planet
  • Resilienza Verde
  • Save Our Shropshire CIO
  • SOS-UK
  • Speak Carbon Collective CIC
  • Stockport Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Sustainable Arts in Leeds (SAIL)
  • Sustainable Society CIC
  • Sustainable(ish)
  • Test Valley Borough Council
  • The Green Physio
  • The University of Queensland
  • Venture Zero
  • Walker Resource Management Ltd
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • Zero Carbon Britain – Centre for Alternative Technology
  • 600 Strategy Ltd

Thank you to all of these organisations, and indeed to our wider Carbon Literacy community, who continue to roll out Carbon Literacy and climate action within their organisations and to their audiences and sectors. In doing so, you are helping to build a zero-carbon future for us all, by educating learners across the world, inspiring, motivating and providing them with the tools to take carbon reduction actions that will make a concrete difference in tackling climate change. Achieving such levels of growth equally gives us at The Carbon Literacy Project, a really positive sign that our current growth, trajectory, and targets show no sign of stopping. You are all the inspiration that keeps driving Carbon Literacy forward at speed, tackling climate change through education and action, and having the greatest impact we possibly can.

As we head into the final month of the year, we are looking forward to seeing what else 2022 has in store for us. If you would like to find out how Carbon Literacy would work for your community, group or organisation in our record-breaking, 10th Anniversary year, please get in touch.

If you’d like to support the continued growth and expansion of Carbon Literacy, you can donate, as an individual or organisation, to our 10 for 10 Accelerator fund which is running until the end of 2022. As a small charity operating on a global scale with no core funding, donating supports our mission by enabling us to maintain our high quality of work whilst keeping up with the unprecedented (and necessary!) growth in demand for Carbon Literacy.

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