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Climate Ready Gwent Carbon Literacy

Climate Ready Gwent Carbon Literacy

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Carbon Literacy is:

“An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

The Award-winning Carbon Literacy Project aims to ensure that every citizen receives at least one day’s worth of learning so that they understand the links between human activity and climate change while empowering individuals, communities and organisations to take action to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.  

Natural Resources Wales have funded the development of a Carbon Literacy Course for all public bodies in the five local authority areas of Gwent.

Training Outline

The course will be delivered through a mixture of self-directed learning, webinar preparation and tutor-led webinars.

On the following pages you will find all the resources required for the self-study and resources relevant for each webinar.

Webinars
In the tutor-led webinars, you will work with colleagues to identify and analyse the actions that public bodies, businesses and individuals can take in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and set us on a path towards a more sustainable future.

You will have received details of the dates of the webinars.

Your tutors will refer to resources contained within this online resource and ask you to use them to prepare for future webinars.

It is necessary for you to complete the relevant modules as well as the webinars in order to achieve your Carbon Literacy certificate.

Self-Study
Preparation Work followed by a Tutor-led Webinar
Preparation followed by a Tutor-led Webinar

Important

Each module contains essential learning and optional additional learning

For each optional topic, we recommend who should undertake it. 

Senior leaders should undertake ALL topics in this module.

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Carbon Literacy Open Course

Introduction to Carbon Literacy

Carbon Literacy is:

“An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

The Award-winning Carbon Literacy Project aims to ensure that every citizen receives at least one day’s worth of learning so that they understand the links between human activity and climate change while empowering individuals, communities and organisations to take action to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

Who is this Course for?

Carbon Literacy works on the principle of peer-to-peer learning and encourages people to learn together, sharing knowledge and experiences along the way. The climate science is pitched for beginners but the approach to enabling and identifying positive action works for all abilities.

This course is suitable for those in a position to lead, organise or support others. This could be senior managers and teams leaders, board members or trustees, support workers or volunteers.

For Individuals

Individuals will understand the causes and consequences of climate change, locally and across the world. They will be able to evaluate the contributions they make to climate change and the power they have to make a positive difference.

Individual

£95 + VAT
  • Price per person
  • Discount for Cynnal Cymru Members
  • Dedicated Tutor
  • For individuals as part of a open group of up to 15 people
  • Peer-to-peer learning through open group sessions
  • Access to this course for as long as it's on available at Sustainability Training Wales
  • *A digital certificate unique to you

For Groups

Teams, community groups or small organisations of up to 15 people will develop a shared understanding of how organisational activity relates to climate change and be able to design responses that are relevant and appropriate.

Groups and Teams

£850 + VAT
  • Price per group booking
  • Discount for Cynnal Cymru Members
  • Dedicated Tutor
  • For teams of up to 15 people
  • Peer-to-peer learning across the team
  • A unique opportunity to learn together
  • Access to this course for as long as it's on available at Sustainability Training Wales
  • *A digital certificate unique to each member of your organisation

Across Organisations 

For larger organisations and consortiums that want to take the next step to becoming a Carbon Literate Organisation through support with roll out of peer to peer learning and the creation of tailored courses for different learner groups.

Across Organisations

£1250* + VAT
  • *Prices from £1250 for a bespoke course
  • Discount for Cynnal Cymru Members
  • Dedicated tutor
  • For multiple teams across an organisation
  • Peer-to-peer learning rolled out across multiple teams
  • A unique opportunity to learn together
  • Access to this course for as long as it's on available at Sustainability Training Wales
  • A bespoke course, tailored for your organisation
  • *A digital certificate unique to each member of your organisation

Time Commitment

Duration

Across one week

Self Directed Learning

4 - 6 Hours

Facilitated Sessions

4 Hours

Certification

Subject to completion

*On successful submission of your evidence form and commitment as an individual you will receive your Carbon Literacy certification.

Planning for a Successful Learning Experience

We recommend a minimum of 4 hours of self-directed learning, including time to read articles, watch videos and complete assignments.

The course includes three virtual sessions with your course-tutor and fellow students. These sessions are essential to achieving your certification as well as providing a valuable opportunity to reflect on your learning and explore each topic in more depth.

To participate in the online facilitated sessions you need access to a computer or tablet with a mic (video camera optional) as well as access to Zoom video conferencing.

Checklist

Pre-course

Monday

Tues – Wed

Thursday

Friday

Pre-course

Self-directed Learning
1 - 2 hours

Monday

Virtual Lesson
10 - 11:30am

Tues - Wed

Self-directed learning
2 - 3 hours

Thursday

Virtual Lesson
10 - 11:30am

Friday

Evidence Form
30 minutes

Quiz

Test your knowledge

Quiz

Test your knowledge

Evidence Form

Self-directed learning
30 minutes

Thursday

Virtual Lesson
13:30 - 14:30pm

About the Tutors

Rhodri Thomas

Principal Trainer

Rhodri Thomas is the Principal Sustainability Consultant and training lead at Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales.

Rhodri is educated to Masters level in Environmental Management and has a Professional Graduate Certificate (PGCE) in Adult Education & Training. Rhodri is currently the only certified Carbon Literacy trainer in Wales.

Bethan Harvey

Trainer

Bethan leads on Living Wage Accreditation in Wales as well as providing project support across the whole team. In 2020 she became a trainer for our Carbon Literacy distance learning course.

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About the Carbon Literacy Project

Carbon Literacy is a concept created in Manchester by Cooler Projects Ltd. and its partners. It is governed by the Carbon Literacy Trust.

The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience.

The Carbon Literacy Project is globally unique – there is nothing else quite like it anywhere. It was recognised as such by the UN at COP21, in Paris, where it was awarded as a TAP100, one of 100 worldwide Transformative Action Programs.

About Cynnal Cymru

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales is the leading organisation for Sustainable Development in Wales.

Cynnal Cymru is the official partner in Wales for the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project

In April 2020, Cynnal Cymru was further recognised as a Carbon Literacy Training Organisation – the first in Wales.

www.cynnalcymru.com

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