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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
Tues – Wed
About the Tutors
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 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.
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.