Events

Carbon Literacy for Interested Organisations September

Great Places Housing HQ
24 September, 2019

Have you heard about Carbon Literacy and want to know what all the fuss is about? Would you like to know more about Carbon Literacy and see how a top class Carbon Literacy Course is run? Currently writing your own course for your organisation and want some ideas?

By popular demand, we are putting on a Carbon Literacy course led by Carbon Literacy Consultant, Sarah McClelland of Great Places Housing Group at Great Places Housing HQ. This will be your opportunity to become certified as Carbon Literate.

The course will cover the basics of climate change science, how we know it’s happening, how climate change will affect us in the future, what we are doing about it and what we can do about it. Lunch is provided, and it is a great way to meet other organisations engaging with Carbon Literacy. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Please ensure you choose the correct ticket type for your organisation. We are offering the course at a discounted rate for non-profits and public sector. If you would like to commission a course for your organisation please get in touch.

If you have any queries, please contact us at info@carbonliteracy.com

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Cost – £99 – £299

Carbon Literacy and Climate Action for Registered Providers

Innospace, Chester Street
1 October, 2019

On the 1st of October, 3 – 4.45 pm in the Innospace Seminar room, we will be holding the next CL4RPs meeting. Chaired by Northwards Housing CEO, Robin Lawler, it will be a chance to reconvene following the summer, discussing where people are up to on their Carbon Literacy journey, and how cross-collaboration can continue to progress this.

In the previous meeting, we discussed the current Climate Emergency, and what this means for Registered Providers. During this next afternoon, we will further discuss the faster, more decisive low carbon action needed to tackle this reality. We will also discuss the ways in which this mandate can be used to take to reluctant superiors and board members. Carbon Literacy training bridges the gap between action and engagement. In today’s climate, and indeed the climate emergency we find ourselves in, urgent action has never been more necessary, starting with changing how we do things as a society. Working groups like this one can help to spearhead this change through collaboration and cooperation, bringing their own unique assets to the table.

This event is open to anyone working in the sector, whether familiar with the subject area or not (i.e. newcomers welcome and encouraged).

"Drop In" Criteria Checker Workshop

Innospace, The Shed, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD
3 October, 2019

Hour slots between 10.00 am and (last slot) 4.00 pm – finishing 5.00 pm

Join us in person or via Skype for our criteria checking workshop! This is an opportunity for organisations and professional trainers to pop in and spend an hour or so one-to-one with someone from the project. Get advice on Criteria Checker completion, course design and evidencing, plus general input on what approaches and resources are available and particularly useful for your audience.

You can book up to an hour of one-to-one time, but can also work on your own particular project unsupervised in the workroom, both before and after your hour, with web access, to develop your work and get input from our project workers whilst you do so.

To book a slot, please email info@carbonliteracy.com to confirm.

How can we spread 'Carbon Literacy' in Sheffield’s universities and beyond?

Sheffield
17 October, 2019
Speaker and panellists:

Our lead speaker is Rachel Dunk, Principal Lecturer in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at Manchester Metropolitan University. Since 2013, she has been working with colleagues to deliver ‘Carbon Literacy’ training, and to train trainers, across Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester City Council. She will share with us their progress so far and then discussion will be opened up to the panel and the floor. We are pleased to have a panel representing the city’s leading education institutions, and the City Council itself, which declared a climate emergency in February of this year.

Panel:

  • Cllr Mark Jones, Cabinet Member for Environment, Streetscene and Climate Change, Sheffield City Council.
  • Dr Rachael Rothman, Associate Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and Academic Lead for Sustainability, University of Sheffield.
  • Mark Swales, Chief Estates and Facilities Officer, Sheffield Hallam University.

The rationale for this event:

Sheffield City Council has now declared a climate emergency, and both universities have committed themselves to sustainability strategies. The challenge now is for them to work together, alongside others in the city, to implement an action plan that will effectively reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by the target date. Achieving this complex task will require widespread public support and action. But politicians concerned about climate change say that voters rarely ask them to prioritise it. And even when people say they are concerned about climate change, there is no guarantee they will change their behaviour!

A number of approaches to citizen engagement and education are being trialled across the world. The Carbon Literacy Project in Manchester is a pioneering project focused on education. Its ambition is to provide one day of climate change awareness training for every citizen. Rather than be too prescriptive, it proposes a standard informational content that can be delivered in myriad ways, adapted to the context and needs of the organisation, industry or community. Further information can be found here: https://carbonliteracy.com/

This event has been organised by the Climate Communications Hub, a working group of the Carbon Neutral University Network, in partnership with Sheffield Climate Alliance. Our basic aim is to get people talking about the climate crisis and how to resolve it. We think that many of those conversations can be informal but, to achieve widespread change, more formal education may also be necessary. Ultimately, we believe that systemic change is needed to bring about new norms and that Higher and Further Education institutions will play a key role in enabling that transformation, as well as businesses, schools, faith groups, etc. More about our approach can be found in our Zero Carbon University guide which can be downloaded free here: https://www.carbonneutraluniversity.org/zero-carbon-university-guide.html.

MMU Carbon Literacy Train the Trainer Course

All Saints Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University
17 October, 2019

In collaboration with The Carbon Literacy Project, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Carbon Literacy (CL) team is running a 2 day train-the-trainer course on the 17th & 18th of October, designed to equip participants with skills crucial for delivering CL training. The course consists of 3 days’ worth of activity, some home / work-based, some in workshops, and is aimed at individuals with no or limited experience of delivering training.

Please ensure you choose the correct ticket type for your organisation. We are offering the course at a discounted rate for non-profits and public sector. If you would like to commission a course for your organisation please get in touch.

If you have any queries, please contact us at info@carbonliteracy.com

For more information or to put your name down on the waiting list, please contact us at info@carbonliteracy.com

Cost – £450 – £750

Carbon Literacy for Interested Organisations November

Great Places Housing HQ
28 November, 2019

Have you heard about Carbon Literacy and want to know what all the fuss is about? Would you like to know more about Carbon Literacy and see how a top class Carbon Literacy Course is run? Currently writing your own course for your organisation and want some ideas?

By popular demand, we are putting on a Carbon Literacy course led by Carbon Literacy Consultant, Sarah McClelland of Great Places Housing Group at Great Places Housing HQ. This will be your opportunity to become certified as Carbon Literate.

The course will cover the basics of climate change science, how we know it’s happening, how climate change will affect us in the future, what we are doing about it and what we can do about it. Lunch is provided, and it is a great way to meet other organisations engaging with Carbon Literacy. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Please ensure you choose the correct ticket type for your organisation. We are offering the course at a discounted rate for non-profits and public sector. If you would like to commission a course for your organisation please get in touch.

If you have any queries, please contact us at info@carbonliteracy.com

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Cost – £99 – £299

Carbon Literacy Pioneers

HOME, Manchester

Keep an eye out for the next Carbon Literacy Trainers ‘Pioneers Network’ meet-up at HOME (2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN) in central Manchester.

The Pioneers Network is an informal space for facilitators, trainers and consultants, (formally certified or not), delivering CL training to any audience, to come together to meet, exchange experiences, share best practice from across the UK, set up collaborations, hear from a few expert guests, and get the latest information on the Carbon Literacy movement directly from The Project.

5.30pm+        Our regular but infrequent “Cooler Drinks”, where we simply meet informally and you can meet not just other trainers, but organisations rolling out CL, officers and staff responsible for implementing it, members of the CL team, and other friends from the wider Carbon Literacy network. If you are unable to attend the Pioneers event but can make it to Cooler drinks later on then it would be great to see you there! Do let us know.

Green Great Britain Week 2019

Nationwide
November, 2019

4th – 8th November

Following on the success of last year, we’re calling on organisations to help us hold as many Carbon Literacy Training workshops throughout Green GB Week, as possible!

Do get in contact at info@carbonliteracy.com if you’d like to be involved, whether you’ve been delivering training for years, or have only just come across The Project.

Let us know how many sessions you hope to run, and to what organisation/s, and we’ll help you to do that.

EDIT: Green Great Britain Week is no longer officially happening on these dates (it’s been postponed due to Brexit preparations), however, the climate crisis wait for no-one, so we’re asking that organisations continue to plan and run CL training during this week.

Carbon Literate Organisation Awards 2020 - Application Deadline

31 January, 2020

Carbon Literate Organisation Awards 2020

March, 2020

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