Carbon Literacy

What is the Carbon Literacy Course?

It is a short (8hr) course that provides an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis. The Carbon Literacy Project is an internationally recognised organisation who the National Church of England have partnered with to design a bespoke course, which aims to encourage and equip Christians to respond to the climate crisis as people of faith. This course is publicly available, and we welcome people of any or no faith.

Why should I take part?

The Carbon Literacy Course is interactive, interesting and impactful. Peer learning is key to Carbon Literacy, so there will be lots of time for discussions, group work and questions with the other members of the course. We hope you will leave each session having learnt something new, feeling inspired and hopeful. And last but not least, it’s actually fun!

If you attend the whole course, and complete the pledge form at the end of the course, detailing how you can be most significant in reducing carbon, you will be accredited as ‘carbon literate’! This is a nationally recognised, highly regarded achievement.

What else?

As a Diocese we are encouraging as many people as possible to complete this course, and work towards local churches (and us as a Diocese) being accredited as carbon literate organisations. We hope you will join our next course! Likely to be running in May 2023.

This course can also be delivered in person, be done either in three sessions or a day. If you would like to run this at your church or other group, please email Lydia to arrange this specifically. We would love to hear from you.