What is it?
Join Prof Sigrun Wagner, Prof Liz Schafer and Dr David Bullen alongside other colleagues for this 4-part Carbon Literacy Training course for staff and students at Royal Holloway.
It all began with the BBC …
In 2015 the BBC invested in Carbon Literacy Training (CLT) for their staff, aware of the need to give employees the skills and motivation for them to thrive, professionally and personally, in a low-carbon economy. Now, across the arts sector and beyond, carbon literacy is becoming increasingly recognised as necessary, particularly in the context of the green recovery from the pandemic. Companies and organisations across the world are learning to address their carbon emissions, as climate change and its consequences underline the need for a carbon literate workforce.
In the second half of the autumn term, Prof Sigrun Wagner from the School of Business and Management, Prof Liz Schafer and Dr David Bullen from the Drama, Theatre and Dance department will be running a CLT certificate course at Royal Holloway, based on the successful course developed by Nottingham Trent University’s Green Academy. This course is open to and suitable for all staff and students at Royal Holloway, University of London, regardless of discipline or background.
The ‘NTU Carbon Literacy Training For All Staff and Students’ was designed by NTU’s Green Academy adapting the ‘Carbon Literacy training for Business Schools’ to a wider audience. The ‘Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools’ was developed by Nottingham Business School (Nottingham Trent University) in collaboration with the UN PRME Champions, Oikos International and The Carbon Literacy Project. It also includes an introduction to En-ROADS developed by Climate Interactive in collaboration with MIT Sloan and Ventana Systems.
All staff. (Students, including Postgraduate research students should book via the student equivalent)
Course length and accreditation
In order to gain a CLT certificate, participants need to attend all four of the two hour sessions (“a day’s worth of carbon literacy training”) and demonstrate their carbon literacy at the end of the course with a short written submission. So help Royal Holloway to become a more carbon literate organisation, enhance your CV and your professional skills, and commit to solutions that will help you and the college reduce emissions. We look forward to welcoming you on the course!
Further information and FAQs can be found at https://carbonliteracy.com/
Here’s what previous participants at Royal Holloway have said about the course which won a college team teaching commendation in 2022:
- “I have learnt so much and I am a lot more aware of the implications of climate change and what we can do to slow it down, so thank you for enlightening me.” Commercial services
- “Quick note to say how much I am enjoying the carbon literacy training sessions. I am so impressed! Your talks are great and you have such a super team around you.” Professor, Humanities
- “Thank you very much for running the course. It was not only enjoyable but it is making a real difference.” Professional Services, Organisational Development
- “Carbon Literacy Training had a massive impact on the way I thought about my personal relationship to the environment. It has allowed me to make informed changes to my life that have reduced my carbon footprint. But it has also given me both enthusiasm and know-how to contribute to wider scale efforts to address the climate emergency.” Staff member, Drama
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