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Climate Action

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Welcome to Climate Action

On this page you will find an overview of our Carbon Literacy training programmes, with an outline of what it involves and why we are offering the programme. If you are a Teacher, Youth Leader, a Community Leader, member of a community group or a student or even a business looking for a climate briefing, you are in the right place and we have a course for you. Check the description and the starting dates for each of the courses listed below, select which is right for you and when you are ready, click the green box above, create a short profile and then log in to find and book your programme.  Currently, the courses are DAERA funded and therefore free to access for most groups and the courses are held online.  If you would like to book an in-person course do get in touch via carbonenquiries@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org . Most courses are about 8 hrs worth of learning and are fully certified.

Please note - in order to retain the peer to peer learning element of our course we require a minimum number in attendance. If numbers do not reach this threshold we may contact you to rearrange your booking.

Currently available for booking:

Carbon Literacy for Teachers – modular course.  If you are short of time, this hybrid programme may suit you. With a combination of self study and 3 online zoom meetings with colleagues, the training can be covered over 3, sessions. At the end of the programme you will get the opportunity to access a support session and a full set of Carbon Smart Student resources if you plan to deliver to your group in school.  Starting dates for each course - Oct 3rd and 10th, Nov 7th and 14th, Dec 5th, Jan 9th and 16th, Feb 6th and 13th, Mar 6th and 13th.


Carbon Literacy for Teachers – 1-day programme.  All the benefits of the above course delivered in 1 day!  Course dates - Sept 28th, Oct 26th, Nov 30th, Dec 21st, Jan 25th, Feb 22nd, Mar 22nd.

Carbon Smart Communities – 1-day programme.  Are you a member of a local community or youth group, keen to learn more about climate change?  Come along to this accessible, 1-day programme and find the ways that you can make a difference to become part of the solution. This course is not available for business groups - see options below. Course dates - Nov 2nd, Dec 7th, Jan 11th, Feb 1st, Mar 1st.

Carbon Smart Communities – modular.  All the benefits of the above course broken down in to 3 accessible modules.  Starting dates for each course -  Oct 13th, Nov 4th, Dec 8th, Jan 12th, Feb 9th, Mar 9th.

Carbon Literacy for Community Leaders - modular Do you organise or lead a local community or youth group for the benefit of local people?  This hybrid learning programme could be for you. With a combination of self study and 3 online zoom meetings with colleagues, this training can be covered over 3, shorter sessions. At the end of the programme you will get the opportunity to access a virtual support session and a full set of Carbon Smart Community resources if you plan to deliver training to your group.  Alternatively you can signpost them to the Carbon Smart Communities course above! Starting dates for carbon literacy for community leaders modular - Oct 6th, Nov 4th, Dec 1st, Jan 5th, Feb 2nd, Mar 2nd.

Carbon Literacy for Community Leaders - 1-day programme All the benefits of the above course in a 1-day format! Starting dates for each course - Nov 7th, Dec 5th, Jan 9th, Feb 6th.

Teacher virtual support sessions - dates for these 1hr sessions will be provided on the completion of your training.

Community & Youth Leader virtual support sessions - dates for these 1hr sessions will be provided on the completion of your training.

Carbon Smart University courses - some of these sessions are designed for students or staff at Queens University Belfast and Ulster University.  If you have been given details of a course coming up, create you profile and the course name you are looking for will appear in the drop down menu.

Climate Awareness briefings - these sessions last 60-75minutes and provide an overview of the climate change challenge we face and the route to community based solutions.  They can be adapted towards business groups upon request.  These are currently provided at no cost.

Business groups - the DAERA funded courses are not available for business groups.  However, you can access Carbon Literacy training for your business by emailing scott.howes@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org and requesting further information, costs can also be provided.  Equally, the Climate Awareness briefing is available to employees within your business at no cost for a short period of time.