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REQUEST A CARBON LITERACY TRAINING

As the impacts of climate change become more intense, employees in every industry are exploring ways to be part of the solution.  This search often starts with environmental education as a foundation for meaningful action. You can bring value to your employees, and to your organization, through a Carbon Literacy training.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A Carbon Literacy Facilitator will come to your location or conduct the training virtually.  Training sessions are typically scheduled from 10 am - 12 pm two days a week for two weeks with required reading and discussions between sessions. 

 

The ideal group size is 10-15.  If you have a larger group, we may suggest offering multiple sessions to maintain an environment conducive to learning for all participants. 

The Facilitator will work with the Carbon Literacy Project and your participants to provide evidence of training engagement, understanding, and action.  If participants provide insufficient evidence, the facilitator will work with them and the Carbon Literacy Project to develop a "structured answer paper" to act as additional evidence for reassessment.  Please note that reassessment entails a processing fee and becoming certified Carbon Literate is not guaranteed.

WHY PROVIDE CARBON LITERACY TO YOUR GROUP?

A Carbon Literate workforce can bring value to your organization by driving change toward a sustainable future.  Here are some of the many benefits:

Climate Action: A Carbon Literate workforce understands the climate and environmental impacts of carbon emissions and fossil fuel reliance. They can contribute to the organization's efforts in reducing its carbon burn, implementing sustainable practices, and transitioning to cleaner energy sources. This can jumpstart sustainable practices and help your organization align with global climate goals.

 

Expansive Sustainability Initiatives: Carbon Literacy fosters an understanding of the interconnectedness of climate change and social justice issues. With this knowledge, your organization can develop sustainability initiatives that consider the diverse needs and perspectives of all stakeholders, particularly those most affected by climate change. This inclusive approach promotes fairness, representation, and equal access to resources and benefits.

Cost Savings: A Carbon Literate workforce can identify energy-saving opportunities and implement efficiency measures within the organization. By promoting energy conservation and waste reduction practices, they can help the organization reduce operational costs and improve resource management. This can lead to long-term cost savings and improved financial performance.

Stakeholder Trust: Stakeholders are increasingly calling out organizations for greenwashing, or the practice of highlighting environmental commitments instead of actually reducing emissions and negative climate impacts within the organization and throughout the value chain. Having a Carbon Literate workforce would showcase your organization's dedication to environmental education, capacity building, and your own responsibility. This can attract climate conscious customers and partners, and build trust among stakeholders.

Innovation and Competitive Advantage: A Carbon Literate workforce fosters a forward-thinking culture of innovation. Employees who understand the causes and consequences of the climate crisis are more likely to generate innovative ideas for reducing negative impacts and creating sustainable services and systems. This can give the organization a competitive advantage in a rapidly evolving marketplace focused on sustainability and circularity.

Regulatory Compliance and Risk Mitigation: As governments worldwide introduce stricter environmental regulations, having a Carbon Literate workforce can help your organization navigate and comply with these requirements. By understanding carbon-related regulations and adopting sustainable practices, your organization can reduce the risk of non-compliance penalties and reputational damage associated with environmental violations.

Employee Engagement and Morale: Engaging employees in Carbon Literacy can boost their morale, job satisfaction, and loyalty. When people feel their work contributes to a greater purpose, such as slowing the climate crisis, it can enhance their sense of fulfillment and engagement. This can lead to increased productivity, reduced turnover, and a positive work culture.​

REQUEST A DEDICATED
CARBON LITERACY TRAINING

This form allows us to best respond to your request for a Carbon Literacy training for your organization.

For all other requests, please contact us at: carbonliteracy@igc.earth 

If you would like to attend a Carbon Literacy training independently of your organization, you can find registration information here

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