Carbon Literacy Training

Room 101, Students' Union Building

Saturday 18 January 2020 at 10am - 5:30pm

Carbon Literacy Training

AUSA AberGreen is pleased to be offering any students and staff of the university to participate in the Carbon Literacy Training, accredited by the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project in Manchester. Carbon literacy means having an instinctive understanding of the carbon impacts of our activities and being able to make informed choices about the most energy and resource-efficient and lower carbon options available to us.

Over the course of the training, we’ll cover the basics of climate science, look at current and likely impacts of a changing climate, explore how to communicate about carbon emergency, look at where carbon emissions come from and explore ways to encourage and support others to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

Attendance on the course is free and AberGreen is pleased to also cover the cost of participant’s certification  (valued at £10 plus VAT).

Sign up to this training by 12 noon on the 14th January 2020 is essential.

Please note when you register you will be asked to fill in the form here to confirm your participation and whether you wish to be put forward for this certification. Please e-mail this form to You will be asked to spend time on considering your answers to the questions in the form and also bring your answers to the training.

Aims of the training

During the training we will:

  • Examine the scientific basis for climate change
  • Explore the potential impacts rising greenhouse gasses and a changing climate
  • Learn about communicating climate change and practice some techniques for doing so
  • Understand the anthropogenic sources of GHGs and how our everyday lives relate to them
  • Explore the Scottish Government's Low Carbon Behaviours and the challenges/opportunities to adoption in your community
  • Explore behaviour change models and how these might help you structure investigation into increasing adoption in your community


By the end of the training you will:

  • Have an improved understanding of the science of climate change
  • Be more confident in talking to people about climate change
  • Have improved carbon literacy
  • Identify low carbon behaviours you would like to adopt yourself and to encourage in your community
  • Develop a plan to identify opportunities/barriers to adopting low carbon behaviours in your community


Please note that AberGreen is funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and as a community-led project this training is a participatory training, with a very inclusive style. We will all be learning from each other, and we expect that anyone signing up to this training will be able to come with an open mind, a positive attitude and with respect for individual’s differing believes and views around a sensitive subject.

We will be offering refreshments at the training, all of them will be gluten-free and vegan. However, if you’ve got any other dietary requirements or allergies that you would like to make us aware of, please email by 9.00am on the 14th January.