Carbon Literacy Programme

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful (KNIB) are offering a Carbon Literacy Programme to communities, businesses, teachers, community leaders and students. This programme aims to educated people on the current climate crisis exploring the local and global impacts of climate change and what you as an individual and your local community can make changes to reduce carbon emissions and improve the lives of current and future generations.

Business in the Community NI

Business in the Community NI offer a range of training courses. One listed below focuses on environmental awareness.

Environmental awareness E-Learning:

By the end of the course, participants will understand:

  • What is meant by the environment?
  • The key issues facing the environment today and how these are being addressed.
  • Their role in tackling environmental issues in the workplace.

BITCNI also offer carbon literacy training for local businesses. Business in the Community’s Carbon Literacy Training has been designed to raise awareness of the core elements of Carbon Literacy, as well as explore the opportunities, risks and challenges that climate change will present.

Check out the full range of training opportunities available.

The Centre of Environmental Data and Recording (CeDAR) supply a rich variety of online resources to help you with recording local wildlife.

They provide resources under the topics of marine species, terrestrial species, priority species, invasive species and geology.

Field Studies Council

“We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it.”

Get outside to inspire curiosity in nature. Field Studies Council provide quality outdoor learning opportunities for all ages and interests.

They offer training and field courses on:

  • Secondary and further education courses
  • Primary School Trips
  • Natural History Courses
  • Experiences for young people
  • Walking and Nature Experiences

They also offer funding: Field Studies Council’s financial support scheme supports groups of disadvantaged young people to access to high quality outdoor learning.

Find out more here.

Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)

APSE provides carbon training for council staff including:

Carbon Literacy for Elected Members

By the end of this session, you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the basic science of climate change and how climate change will affect us both globally and locally.
  • Gained an understanding of how you, as an elected member, can mobilise change.
  • Explored the low carbon objectives in the Local Authorities sector.
  • Created an action plan to help reduce the carbon footprint of your Local Authority.
  • Explored strategies for influencing others to take action on climate change.

Carbon Literacy for Leaders and Managers

By the end of this session, you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the basic science of climate change and how climate change will affect your Local Authority
  • Explored how leaders can provide leadership in the climate emergency
  • Discussed how climate change can be integrated into decision-making
  • Learned about climate action initiatives in other Local Authorities
  • Explored levers of influence to reduce your local authority's carbon footprint

Carbon Literacy for Local Authorities

By the end of the training you will: 

  • Understand and be able to explain the basic science of climate change and how climate change will affect us both globally and locally.
  • Evaluate the climate change objectives in local authorities and analyse the impacts.
  • Construct your own strategies to take action on climate change

Carbon Literacy Trainer

Two-day Masterclass

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the content of the Carbon Literacy toolkits
  • Deepen your understanding of the training cycle and prepare for your own training
  • Appreciate the role of good communication in transferring knowledge
  • Assess and practice classroom management skills to engage learners and keep the training under control
  • Explore how adults learn and methods to differentiate learning
  • Develop skills in groupwork and group dynamics
  • Examine techniques to assess that learning has taken place
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of training aids, support materials and technology

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