To coincide with Day 1 of the UN COP27 negotiations in Egypt this November, we are staging the second annual Carbon Literacy Action Day. The Action Day will catalyse action on climate change through Carbon Literacy training, getting everyone involved in delivering positive action, to address climate change wherever they are.
The Action Day is fully inclusive and open to all, and on November 7th we will witness thousands of people from all walks of life, sectors, genders, ages and nations all around the world, participate and complete their days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training.
At 17:00 GMT we will commence a virtual tour by Zoom, giving participants and their groups the opportunity to share some of the best actions coming from their learners. At the same time, we will tabulate the total number of learners that have participated in the Action Day, count their actions and estimate the predicted amount of CO2e saved as a consequence.
Just like Carbon Literacy itself, the Carbon Literacy Action Day is for anyone and everyone – no matter whether you are an individual, represent a community or belong to an organisation.
We already have a huge range of organisations from a breadth of sectors including Universities & Colleges, Local Authorities, Museums and Galleries, Healthcare, Automotive and many more, that will be participating in the Action Day.
Carbon Literacy includes you, no matter who you are or what you do.
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In order to tackle climate change at the rate at which the science demands, we need to continue educating people all across the globe at speed. That’s why we’re asking you to maximise the impact of your Carbon Literacy training this Action Day, so we can have the greatest impact possible in the race against climate change.
Maximising impact means going the extra mile for Carbon Literacy and for climate change, and running courses in a way you typically wouldn’t. Think outside the box about how you can catalyse the impact of your Carbon Literacy training, and consider ways that your training can have a higher, longer-term impact.
So how can you maximise your impact?
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Just like Carbon Literacy itself, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to taking part in the Action Day. You can get involved in any way that suits you, your organisation or your community.
To find out more information about how you can get involved this year, we’ve come up with the following five pathways to help you figure out what you can do to take part .
Please click on the pathway below which sounds most like you.
If you are an individual wishing to take part in a course on the Action Day, there may be some courses running that you can register for as an individual. Please register your interest here, and keep an eye out on the Events page of our website in the coming months, as this is where you can find all upcoming Carbon Literacy courses from across a range of sectors, as well as open courses, which are generic versions of a Carbon Literacy course and therefore suitable for anyone.
You can also follow along on our social media channels, or sign up to our monthly newsletter to find out what courses may become available.
If you are an organisation not yet engaged with Carbon Literacy, we firstly advise you to check if there is already a Sector Toolkit or course available for the sector you operate in. Please see our Toolkits webpage to find out if there are ready-made Carbon Literacy training materials suitable for your organisation. If you are successful in finding materials suitable for you, please get in touch with the relevant sectoral email address, with the subject line ‘Action Day 2022’ and you can be part of the activity in your own sector.
If you have not yet begun your Carbon Literacy journey and there isn’t a Toolkit for your sector, we strongly advise you to get in touch as soon as possible. This is because, to be able to take part in the Action Day, you will likely need to create and accredit a Carbon Literacy course suitable for the audience you are delivering to, and you will need to allow time for this. However, we can help. Please get in touch with both CLAD@carbonliteracy.com and email@example.com to kick-start your Carbon Literacy journey as soon as you can.
Great! If you already have access to an accredited course and materials, then this can be used to train people within your organisation or community group and there need be no delay in your taking part in the Action Day. Please register your organisation’s interest here and we will be in touch soon to take you through the next steps.
If you are new on your journey toward becoming a Carbon Literacy trainer, you can get involved in the Action Day by creating a course for an audience of your choosing, using a ready-made sector toolkit, or by helping another organisation or trainer deliver their course. Just get in touch with CLAD@carbonliteracy.com to express your interest and we will take you through the next steps.
If you are a Carbon Literacy Facilitator and wish to assist with delivery on a course for the Action Day, please let us know at CLAD@carbonliteracy.com and we can help you find a suitable course to facilitate.
Great! If you are already a trainer with access to an accredited course and materials, then this can be used to train people within your organisation or community group and there need be no delay in your taking part in the Action Day. Please register your interest here and we will be in touch soon to take you through the next steps.
“The training empowered [staff] to engage more readily with our sustainable business model and made a big impact on the team. As a result of the training, this work has in itself become sustainable, with people taking ownership of their own responsibilities towards climate change, both in and out of work.”
ITV Studios – Silver CLO
"The [Carbon Literacy] event was extremely informative as well as shocking in terms of the potential consequences for our city region and beyond. As a leader, it really made you think about your own role-modelling and energised me to really start to drive the agenda from a strategic perspective within my own organisation."
Ian Hopkins, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable
The Carbon Literacy course has stirred passion within me and has added purpose to how I live. I believe if more people were educated on this subject, the more positive changes and community support we will see
Nikita Star, Student at Manchester Met University
“We were looking for a training course that would ensure all staff received the same level of environmental understanding, for a reasonable cost. Carbon Literacy fit these criteria perfectly”.
Great Places Housing – Platinum CLO
“Some of the most important training I've ever done... I thought I knew about climate change, carbon reduction, and sustainability, I thought we were doing our bit, and then I went on a Carbon Literacy course. One day out of a busy diary, but boy did it make a massive difference. I was wrong on so many things that I thought I knew about."
Alice Webb, Director of BBC North
By maximising your impact for the Action Day this year, you could be in the running to receive a brand-new award, unique to the Carbon Literacy Action Day – the CLAD Catalyst!
The CLAD Catalyst is a new initiative where we recognise and celebrate those who go the extra mile for Carbon Literacy, and therefore for climate change. Three organisations and/or trainers, who display the best examples of catalytic Carbon Literacy, will receive a badge of special recognition for their dedication to tackling climate change.
Will you be one of our first CLAD Catalysts?
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Meet our Action Day Coordinator
Our Action Day Coordinator, Catherine McGinn, oversees the running of the Carbon Literacy Action Day for COP27.