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Carbon Literacy Training

Read on to see how we can help you become Carbon Literate with just one day of training.

Carbon Literacy Project Groundwork MSSTTCarbon 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 research is clear. Together, we must change the aspects of our behaviour that result in the generation of greenhouse gases. If we do not, then the scale of change required of us in the future in order to maintain a safe and healthy place to live will simply not be possible. The consequence of this failure will be catastrophic global warming. 

As announced by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham at the recent Green Summit, Manchester is committed to becoming carbon neutral by at least 2040. It is therefore committed to offering its residents, workers and students Carbon Literacy training, through the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP), in order to help achieve this target. 

As an organisation with a low carbon culture at its core, as well as several years' experience of delivering Carbon Literacy training, Groundwork MSSTT is perfectly placed to help you and your employees make the change to the low carbon culture required.

We deliver Carbon Literacy training to businesses, community groups and individuals.  

Carbon Literacy training for businesses

We are committed to delivering our Carbon Literacy training in a way that is directly relevant to your employees in order to maximise its impact. Together, we will discuss and develop a bespoke training plan that can be provided at our Trafford Ecology Park base (a Site of Biological Importance in Trafford Park) or at a location of your choosing. 

Having successfully completed the course, your employees will receive an accredited Carbon Literacy Certificate.

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Carbon Literacy training for community groups and individuals

Although Carbon Literacy has a sobering message at its heart, our training aims to convey this in a way that also inspires and excites so that residents feel ready, willing and able to make the changes required. 

We start by exploring the facts about climate change in an interactive and accessible way that also encourages open and honest discussion. Residents then take a trip to visit best practice low carbon projects in different parts of the city, which the participants can use as inspiration for ideas for their local area. The projects have been chosen not only in light of how they are helping to reduce the effects of climate change, but also how they are providing additional benefits to the local community such as increased cohesion and improved health and wellbeing. 

Having successfully completed the course residents will receive an accredited Carbon Literacy Certificate.

See how we've delivered Carbon Literacy training to communities in Stockport.

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