This qualification will help make the right long-term decisions with respect to housing, transport, energy provision, schooling, purchasing, countryside development and food production and consumption. These decisions will impact on the cost of living, health and well-being of the community. You will understand what a carbon footprint is, and how to engage all your community in reducing theirs.
It is based on the internationally renowned Carbon Literacy Project’s toolkit, which has been developed specifically for Parish and Town Councils. They will award you a certificate, provided you successfully complete their assessment.
You can find out more about the reasons why being carbon literate is important in this Making the Case document and / or watch a recording of the Carbon Literacy Launch Event, delivered in March 2023 by The Carbon Literacy Project.
It will be delivered by Save Our Shropshire who are a Platinum level Carbon Literate Organisation. They pioneered this course and have already educated dozens of parish councils across the UK. One Parish Clerk said “I would like to thank you for an excellent two-day course. I really enjoyed it, and the course has inspired me enormously.”
Carbon Literacy is a desirable asset for any employer. A Carbon Literate citizen will display compassion for the environment, their health and the health of those around them. This makes them directly more employable.
Tuesday 6 June, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday 13 June, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Members: £120 + VAT
Non-Members: £120 + VAT
Claim 4 CPD points upon completion of the qualification.
Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.
“Having spent a lot of time since Shrewsbury Town Council declared its Climate Emergency back in March 2019 looking at climate related matters I really questioned whether the Carbon Literacy Course would be for me. I was surprised at how much I learnt in terms of the technical data around the emergency we find ourselves in but many of those practical measures that can help me as a Clerk help my Council achieve its long-term goals. It was evident from doing the course that it wasn’t really about how the town council could achieve carbon neutrality, but more about how we can influence others, and maybe not everyone is on the same page as we are about the position we find ourselves in globally. This is a worthwhile course to help any clerk address the needs of their council in addressing the Climate Emergency, but also challenging them to do their part individually and being confident enough to shout about it.”
Helen Ball, Clerk to Shrewsbury Town Council
“I would recommend this course to all Parish, Town and County Councillors and County Council officers so that all involved in these tiers of Local Government can understand the ‘connectedness’ of issues in relation to climate change and act to combat it.”
Mary Cade, Ketton Parish Council
About the Trainers
This webinar is kindly provided by Allan Wilson and Richard Watkins from Save our Shropshire (SOS).
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