Are you part of a voluntary or community sector organisation or social enterprise in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, or any other organisation with a focus on meeting the needs of our local community?

The Universities Partnership, which brings together De Montfort, Leicester and Loughborough Universities, is offering a free one-day accredited Carbon Literacy Training course for Community Leaders – meaning anyone who works regularly with and for the benefit of local community members.

In the training you will learn about:

  • The science of what causes climate change and its impacts.
  • Your own carbon footprint and the key issues facing Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and actions being taken
  • What you can do individually collectively to make a real difference, including through your organisation and in partnership locally.

The training is highly interactive and motivating, and helps participants to devise actions that they will take forward into the future. Participation and successful completion of a short accreditation form enables participants to be recognised as ‘Carbon Literate’ by the Carbon Literacy Trust.

If a leadership team member from your organisation takes part and is accredited, you can use this training to get organisational carbon literacy accreditation at Bronze level.

Through delivering the course, we aim to inspire and link up a cohort of local climate leaders who can then put what they learn to work in their organisations and communities, potentially by going on to deliver the training themselves.

The training will be delivered by Caroline Harmon, drawing on over two decades of experience of climate change projects and activism.


In-person at De Montfort University: Thursday June 27th 2024, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Online on Tuesday evenings on Tuesday 4th, 11th and 18th June 2024

Interested? Sign up by clicking here.

Note – places are limited and we aim to prioritise participants who can influence others through their roles in local community organisations.