As the climate emergency continues to grab headlines, many people are motivated to act to reduce carbon emissions, but would value support with finding the most effective actions to take, both at home and at work.

To meet this need, DMU will be running ‘Carbon Literacy‘ training sessions in September 2021, which aim to support staff 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. They will also include information on 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.

This training is one part of DMU being 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.

When can I take part?

Online sessions take place on: Friday 17 September and Thursday 23 September, 9am to 1pm. And staff will need to attend both sessions to complete the training. Participants also complete a preparatory task, watching and reflecting on a short film. Staff can register for the training on MyDevelopment using DMUhub or by emailing Karl Letten

Our September sessions are designed for staff with professional services roles, though spaces are available for others to join. Sessions for students will follow in October 2021, and for academic staff later in the year. Ideally, three or more people from various teams/departments at DMU will attend the January training, so that colleagues can take up ideas that come up in the session together afterwards.

If you have any further queries, including if you wish to attend on a later date, please contact Karl Letten at

To learn more about the Carbon Literacy Project, click here.