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Carbon Literacy Education More Important Than Ever!

The recent unseasonal warm weather triggered a flurry of newspaper articles that asked whether this was now the start of the apocalypse. Here for example: Am I the only one who is terrified by this warm weather?

Well yes, it probably is related to climate change as the last four years have been the four warmest years on record but as Mark O’Connell says in his review of The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, “To fail to be alarmed is to fail to think about the problem, and to fail to think about the problem is to relinquish all hope of its solution.”

The Carbon Literacy Project does not shy away from acknowledging the scale and immediacy of the problem but it does aim to trigger an energised and positive response.

As the official partner of the Carbon Literacy Project in Wales, we have been developing and delivering our day of training on climate change with the intention of giving people the motivation to make changes in their home lives and their workplaces.

On the 14th March at our networking breakfast held in partnership with National Museum Wales, we are delighted to be able to showcase the work of organisations who have done the training and to give a platform to one of the co-founders of the project who will explain where the idea came from, how it has transformed organisations like the BBC, and how it is now attracting the attention of the International Olympic Committee, the United Nations and international leaders.

This lively and interactive event will be followed on the 28th March by one of our introductory sessions. These are accredited Carbon Literacy sessions that introduce people to the approach and give them the opportunity to assess whether it would be useful within their organisation.

This full day’s training will take place in the Bute Park Education Centre in central Cardiff. To book a place contact Rhodri@cynnalcymru.com