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Carbon Literacy

This course is for anyone who wishes to become a Carbon Literate citizen. This is someone who understands how climate change will affect them and the people around them, both geographically and sectorally. A Carbon Literate citizen will have acquired the knowledge and skills to develop their responses to lowering their carbon footprint and the carbon footprint of others, whilst having the confidence to share their Carbon Literacy.

 

Benefits of Attending

Carbon Literacy is a desirable asset for any employer. A Carbon Literate citizen will display compassion for the environment, their health and the health of those around them. This makes them directly more employable.

Certification is awarded following the successful completion of an approved Carbon Literacy course whereby each learner is awarded a uniquely-coded Carbon Literacy certificate to reference that achievement.

 

Course Content

Pre-session 1 Self-Study - Introduction to Carbon Literacy

• The basic science of climate change

• Introduction to carbon footprints

• Introduction to climate equity and fairness

• Introduction to a zero-carbon world

Session 1 – taught session, starting with introductions.

• The Urgency of Taking Action

• International Carbon Footprints and Climate Equity

• UK Consumption

• The Carbon Footprint of Food

• The Carbon Footprint of Travel

• Energy behaviours in the home

• Local and Institutional priorities introduction

Pre-session 2 Self-Study - Low carbon action audits

• Carbon Footprint Calculator

• Further optional reading on Food and Travel

• Research on our Institutional Carbon Footprint

Session 2– taught session, starting with sharing key takeaways from self-study or session 1

• The role of the University or College in delivering Zero Carbon

• Imagining a zero-carbon world

• Spheres of Influence

• Communicating Climate change

• Taking Action and Making Commitments

 

Next steps

Those achieving Climate Literacy Certification will be equipped to challenge and encourage those within their sphere of influence to consider their own impact on climate related issues.  In addition, learners might wish to seek out further education in this field. Guidance can be provided in this field through the college. 

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Start date: 09/10/2024

Course code
PTC763424T/1/A1
Location
Tregye
Duration
2 day
Start time
09.00 - 13.00
Fee
£150
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Start date: 05/02/2025

Course code
PTC763424T/1/B1
Location
Tregye
Duration
2 day
Start time
09.00 - 13.00
Fee
£150
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Start date: 14/05/2025

Course code
PTC763424T/1/C1
Location
Tregye
Duration
2 day
Start time
09.00 - 13.00
Fee
£150
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