Carbon Literacy training is a free project open to all students from De Montfort University. This fun and interactive training will provide you with a better understanding of the science of climate change and an understanding of international and individual carbon footprints. Through the training you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to reduce your own carbon footprint and the steps that we all need to take to become a low carbon society.

DMU has delivered the training to staff and students since January 2019 as part of our commitment to action on climate change (see our Carbon Reduction plans here) and to be a Carbon Literate Organisation. Carbon Literacy training was delivered in form of face to face half day workshop but this year the training is moving online.

Online Carbon Literacy training will be in form of webinars, self-study, and interactive activities such as quizzes or discussions. Besides learning the basic science of climate change, you can expect activities like calculating your own carbon footprint or exploring the role of the university in delivering a zero-carbon world.

The main goal of Carbon Literacy training is to create a carbon literate community and equip participants with awareness of climate change and the climate impacts of mankind’s everyday actions. You will be leaving the training not only with improved knowledge but also with relevant skills to communicate messages to your network of colleagues or family. It will make a great addition to your CV as well.

This year’s Carbon Literacy training will be split into two sessions:

Part 1 – 17th March 2021 (2 pm – 5 pm)

Part 2 – 25th March 2021 (3 pm – 5 pm)

You can register for both parts here or find out more about Carbon Literacy Project here.