Carbon Literacy Training
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.”
About Carbon Literacy
Carbon Literacy is a term used to describe an awareness of climate change, and the climate impacts of mankind’s everyday actions. The term has had occasional use in scientific literature and casual usage but now is almost exclusively associated with The Carbon Literacy Project.
Carbon Literacy is the knowledge and capacity required to create a positive shift in how mankind lives, works and behaves in response to climate change.
The sustainability consultancy firm Jacobs did a study on the effectiveness of Carbon Literacy training, and discovered there is between a 5% and 15% carbon saving per person for those that undertake the training. A study at the University of Leeds also found that Carbon Literacy is an effective way of instigating lasting change.
Carbon Literacy started in Manchester, which historically has had a huge carbon impact due to the cotton industry that used to be based there. Even though a large portion of the cotton industry has moved abroad, Manchester’s contribution to climate change is still in our atmosphere. As we will see later during the course, greenhouse gases often take a long time to break down, and continue to heat the planet long after the things that produced the gases have gone.
This self guided e-learning is made up of 5 pages of text and videos with a quiz at the end of each page, and takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete. If you’re ready to get started with your Carbon Literacy training, click the button below.