Climate Confidence: Carbon Literacy Course (April 2024)
* Climate Confidence will run Tuesday 16th & Tuesday 23rd April 9:30am UK time*
(Next course planned for May 2024.)
Climate Confidence is Contented Earth’s fully-accredited one-day Carbon Literacy live online course, full of hope and designed for people who want to make a positive change. Places for each session are limited for the best group learning experience.
Climate Confidence carbon literacy training will give you an in-depth understanding about climate change and the confidence to not only create (and act on!) your own climate action plan, but to also give you the confidence to communicate with others about the climate crisis and inspire them to take action too.
You'll leave the course excited about the future we can create together.
After successfully completing the course, you will be officially certified as ‘Carbon Literate’ and awarded a uniquely-coded Carbon Literacy certificate to reference that achievement.
Are you one of the 64% of us in the UK who are worried about the impact of climate change? Do you want to do something to reduce your own impact on the planet, protect the earth for future generations? But do you worry that the changes you make won’t have any effect on climate, or will be too expensive?
Would you like to learn ways in which to feel more hopeful, taught in a well thought out and engaging way? This course content is clear and gives the right balance of facts / figures with engaging stories and room for personal thought, reflection and group discussions. It is delivered in a friendly, relatable and accessible way for all participants.
This course covers:
- The science behind climate change
- Social equity & climate change
- What you can do to act on climate change
- Strategies and skills for communicating action on climate change
Climate Confidence will give you the understanding and confidence to not only create (and act on!) your own climate action plan, but to also give you the confidence to communicate with others about the climate crisis and inspire them to take action too. Climate Confidence will provide you with the knowledge and tools to have a beneficial impact both at an individual and a systemic level. You'll leave the course excited about the future we can create together.
This course is be a deep dive into carbon dioxide emissions and the climate crisis. We will look at: the science of climate change; the impact of changes in the climate, locally, nationally and internationally; the possible futures we can choose from; and the actions we can and should take.
What will I get from the course?
By the end of the course you will have...
Gained an understanding of
- the basic science of climate change and how climate change is affecting us both globally and locally
- the different possible futures we can create
- social equity and climate justice.
- Created an action plan to lower your carbon footprint, and to take collective action in your workplace, school, community group.
- Explored strategies for influencing others to take action on climate change.
- Gained the confidence to share your Carbon Literacy and to inspire action in others too.
And you will feel...
Enthused and empowered to want to reduce your own carbon footprint and the carbon footprint of those around you!
Following successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Carbon Literacy certificate, unique to you and be certified Carbon Literate by the Carbon Literacy Project.
Carbon Literacy is a desirable asset for any employer as a carbon literate citizen is more likely to display a compassion for the environment, their health and the health of those around them. This makes them directly more employable.
Plus, did you also know that between 2022 and 2023 the share of job postings on LinkedIn requiring at least one green skill rose by 22.4%? The median LinkedIn hiring rate for people with at least one green skill being 29% higher than the workforce average.
Read more here... Green jobs represent over 30% of UK Job Postings
Climate Confidence is delivered in live, online in small teaching groups (aiming for 4-8 people on each course), and is split over two half-days of live teaching, plus homework, as follows:
- Day One - 3.25 hours
- Part One - 90 minutes
- Break - 15 minutes
- Part Two - 90 minutes
- Homework - 1.5 hours
- Documentary - 90 minutes
- Day Two - 3.25 hours
- Part Three - 90 minutes
- Break - 15 minutes
- Part Four - 90 minutes
- Total = 8 hours
According to the WWF, because:
- Snow Leopard, Turtles and Polar Bears are awesome
- You need your morning coffee fix
- Coral reefs are amazing
- We all need clean water
- We all hate the sight of politicians in wellies(!!)
- Rainforests are incredible
- We all deserve to breathe clean air
- Clean tech is exciting
- We are all affected, no matter where in the world we live
- For future generations.
And according to the latest IPCC report:
- "There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all."
What is Carbon Literacy?
‘An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.’
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 we all live, work and behave in response to climate change.
A Carbon Literate citizen understands how climate change will affect them and the people around them. A Carbon Literate citizen has acquired the knowledge and skills to develop their own responses to lowering their carbon footprint, and the carbon footprint of others, whilst having the confidence to share their Carbon Literacy.
This thorough, eight-hour course is definitely worth £100. However, we would never want cost to be a prohibiting factor in why you wouldn't sign up.
If you are unable to pay the full cost of the cost, please don't hesitate to contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work out a price that works for you privately. Please be rest assured regardless of how much you pay, everyone will get full access to the whole course.
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What if I can't make a session?
- You need to have attended all live sessions (and complete your Carbon Literacy pledges) to gain your Carbon Literacy certificate.
- Please do ensure before you book, that you can attend all the sessions live.
- Obviously last minute emergencies crop up, in which case, I will be in touch with you to see what other arrangements can be made.
Reviews of previous courses
"Great, brilliant, pitched just right. Thank you."
"Loved this intensive course (Climate Confidence). I learnt so much over the 2 days. I feel much more confident in my knowledge of the climate crisis and what we need to do. Would recommend to anyone 💯."
"Elena has excellent teaching skills. Her courses are well thought out and engaging. The content is clear and gives the right balance of facts/figures with engaging stories and room for personal thought, reflection and group discussions. Doing this course gave me the confidence to start working with local groups and helped me realise that was what I needed to do personally to feel I was not alone in my concerns about the environment."
I'm a climate activist, advocate and communicator, with a background as an entrepreneurial marketer who's always had a passion for the environment.
I aim to educate, inspire and support people in taking environmental and climate action - both at an individual and at a systemic level.
Contented Earth provides online eco-learning courses, eco-friendly alternatives for everyday essentials and special gifts.
I have completed two Carbon Literacy courses over the past two years, so I'm doubly certified carbon literate!
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