Carbon Literacy LogoMore and more people are keen to support action to address the climate emergency, but don’t know the most effective actions to take. For example, what are the main sources of carbon emissions linked to our work at DMU, and what can we do about climate change through our operations, teaching and research?

DMU will be running 1-day “Carbon Literacy” training sessions in January 2020, which aim to support people to take meaningful steps together, contributing to collective action on the climate emergency. The sessions are interactive, fun and informative, stressing the positive opportunities to make a difference and enabling participants to leave with their own plans for meaningful action.

This training is one part of DMU working towards becoming a ‘carbon literate organisation’ – our goal is for staff, students and our community partners to have a strong understanding of climate change issues and possible responses, to inspire collaborative action, here at DMU and locally.

Dates of face-to-face sessions: Tuesday 7th January and Monday 13th January, 9am to 1pm. Participants also complete a 2-hour preparatory task, watching and reflecting on a short film.

Registration: Staff can register on MyDevelopment using DMUHub and by emailing Melanie Gould ( to advise of any dietary or accessibility needs.

Who is this for? Our January sessions are designed for staff with professional services roles. Sessions for students will follow in February 2020, and for academic staff later in the year. Ideally, 3+ people from teams at DMU will attend the January training, so that team members can take up ideas that come up in the session together afterwards. All enquiries from potential participants are welcome though – please contact Melanie Gould on

Background to the training: DMU is taking part in a Government-funded project to develop and pilot a ‘Carbon Literacy Training’ programme for staff working in the Higher Education sector. The training aims to give participants the motivation, knowledge and confidence to take meaningful action on climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of activities at work and further afield.

Along with 5 other ‘Pioneer’ universities, DMU will deliver and evaluate a training session for staff with professional services roles in January 2020, comprising 2 hours of preparatory work and a 4-hour morning face-to-face workshop followed by lunch.

Want to know more?  If you have any further queries, please contact Andrew Reeves on To learn more about the Carbon Literacy Project, go to