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CARBON LITERACY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?
The Carbon Literacy training is designed for adult learners.  However, we welcome participants who are younger than 18 years old with a parent/guardian and the training Facilitator's approval.

CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I DON'T LIVE IN SAN DIEGO?
Absolutely!  The content of the Carbon Literacy training is designed to be local so it highlights local climate work, resources, and goals.  However, since Carbon Literacy training is not yet widespread across the U.S., you are welcome to join any of our scheduled trainings. You will be asked to research climate initiatives and resources in your local area. 

WHERE DOES THE CONTENT COME FROM?
The content comes from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other credible sources.  References to original data sources are provided throughout the training, which participants are encouraged to explore independently. 

IS THERE A TEXTBOOK?
No, there is not a text book. All required material will be available online or provided at no additional charge. 

ARE THE VIDEOS AND DISCUSSION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED IN THE OVERALL TIME COMMITMENT?
The Carbon Literacy Project requires a day's worth of learning (i.e. 8 hours).  The pre/post session videos and discussion assignments are in addition to this required minimum.  You can expect to spend approximately 25-30 minutes between each session for a total time commitment of approximately 9 hours. 

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICIES?
Payment is required at time of registration. Full refunds will be granted up to 24 hours prior to the first cohort meeting.  In the unlikely event that a training must be cancelled, full refunds will be issued. 

WHAT OTHER CLIMATE ACTION 101, OR CLIMATE CHANGE COURSES DO YOU RECOMMEND? 
Our favorite free climate action education programs are:

I'D LIKE TO OFFER CARBON LITERACY TRAINING FOR MY ORGANIZATION OR EMBED IT IN AN EXISTING COURSE
We're happy to help!  We'd be delighted to work with you to get as many people as possible certified Carbon Literate.  Please see Climate Leadership for Organizations or contact us at carbonliteracy@igc.earth

I'D LIKE TO HELP WITH THIS INITIATIVE BUT I'M NOT ABLE OR INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A TRAINING
Understood!  Please consider helping us create a low-carbon culture by sponsoring one or more participants.  Learn more here.

I'D LIKE TO BECOME A CARBON LITERACY FACILITATOR (CLF) OR TRAINER (CLT), CAN YOU HELP?
Yes! Your first step is to become certified Carbon Literate by attending a training and earning a certificate.  After that, we can support you as you work with the Carbon Literacy Project to become a Facilitator, Trainer, or Consultant.  You must develop your own content for approval.  You may not use the content developed by IGC. 

MY QUESTION ISN'T ADDRESSED HERE, WHO DO I CONTACT?
If your question was not addressed here, please contact us at carbonliteracy@igc.earth or text or call us at (619) 717-2821.

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