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Carbon Literacy Course - NEW DATE IN DERBYSHIRE

Date: 
Sat, 09/11/2019

 

10am-4:30pm
Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth
£15* (includes accreditation)
Bring-and-share lunch
LIMITED SPACES - Book a place

This one-day course will equip you and your community to bring about the rapid reduction in carbon emissions required in the next few years by the climate emergency.

It is suitable for:

  • Interested individuals
  • Community groups members
  • Elected members and staff of Parish and Town Councils

This particular course has been created specifically for people living, studying and/or working in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

Carbon Literacy is defined as "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 Carbon Literacy Project offers a day’s worth of accredited learning, covering:

  • Climate change science
  • Carbon footprints
  • Social equity in relation to climate change
  • What you can do to act - both as an individual and at a community and organisational level
  • Strategies and skills for communicating action on climate change
  • A chance to reflect on the impact climate change is and will have.

In order to achieve accreditation you will need to:

  • Attend the course (6.5hours)
  • Do some work at home ahead of the course (1.5 hours. Involves watching a documentary and completing an online carbon footprint tool)
  • Complete a short written assessment during the course. This will be submitted to the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP). CLP accredits the course and will check your assessment before issuing certificates.

Book a place

*This course is being funded by the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Local Authority Energy Partnership, a partnership of 18 Local Authorities in the area, and provided by Marches Energy Agency, a Midlands-based charity. The fee charged is simply to cover the cost of accreditation, which will allow you to receive a certificate.

This course is being held at Derbyshire Eco Centre, the county hub for sustainability learning. It's at the heart of Derbyshire County Council's drive to combat climate change. The centre offers a high quality, enjoyable and supportive environment in which to learn the skills we need to enjoy living sustainably and lead lower carbon lifestyles. The centre encourages learning that brings together the interests of people, places and prosperity. It's the first centre of its kind in the country.