Volunteers launch low-cost training course to save you money and save the planet

Volunteers have launched a local version of an international course called Carbon Literacy, with the aim of saving businesses and individuals money and helping reduce our impact on the climate.

Join one of the many other industry-leading organisations also utilising the Carbon Literacy Project course to train their staff:

What is Carbon Literacy?

Carbon Literacy is a course that helps individuals and businesses understand how climate change will affect them both locally and within their sector. It will equip you and your staff with the knowledge and skills to lower their carbon footprint and consider the impact they can make through work.

The programme is quality-assessed and offers high-profile accreditation for organisations to showcase their sustainability achievements. According to a 2018 study (Jacobs), the typical realised carbon savings per person is between 5-15%.

The Business Case for Carbon Literacy Accreditation

Northants Carbon Literacy alongside The Carbon Literacy Project offers a globally recognised accreditation that enables organisations to showcase their commitment to environmental sustainability. Here are several reasons why businesses should consider obtaining this accreditation:  

Enhanced Reputation and Competitive Advantage:

In an era where consumers are increasingly environmentally conscious, a business that is certified as Carbon Literate can distinguish itself from competitors. This accreditation serves as a testament to a company’s dedication to sustainability, potentially enhancing its reputation and appeal to customers, investors, and partners.  

Compliance and Risk Management:

With governments around the world tightening environmental regulations, carbon literacy ensures that businesses stay ahead of the curve. Understanding and actively managing their carbon footprint can help businesses avoid penalties and adapt to regulatory changes more efficiently.  

Cost Savings through Efficiency:

A thorough understanding of carbon emissions often leads to the identification of resource inefficiencies within an organisation. Addressing these can result in significant cost savings through reduced energy consumption and waste.  

Employee Engagement and Corporate Culture:

Educating employees about carbon literacy can lead to a more engaged workforce. When employees are aware of the environmental impacts of their actions, they are more likely to contribute to sustainability initiatives, fostering a culture of responsibility and innovation.  

Long-term Sustainability and Market Resilience:

Businesses that are proactive in understanding and reducing their carbon footprint are better positioned for long-term sustainability. They are likely to be more resilient in the face of environmental challenges and market shifts towards green practices.  

Access to New Markets and Customer Segments:

Carbon literacy accreditation can open doors to new markets, especially where environmental credentials are a prerequisite. It also appeals to a growing segment of consumers who prefer to patronise environmentally responsible businesses.

Your ROI checklist

  • Gain a globally recognised accreditation
  • Get resilience with strategic investment
  • Show dedication to sustainability
  • Enhance your appeal to customers and investors
  • Foster a green motivated workforce
  • Enjoy cost savings
  • Work for a better future for all

For businesses, Carbon Literacy is not just a badge of honour; it is a strategic investment in the future of your business. Save huge amounts in costs for a small investment in your staff and unlock a multitude of benefits that can drive growth, innovation, and resilience.

How to book 

Northants Carbon Literacy is a community organisation which runs courses regularly. You can join one of these courses in the community or if you have 12+ members of staff who would like training, we can create bespoke sessions to fit your ideal times and needs.

Larger businesses only need to train 2-3 people within your business and then you can train internally for £10pp, making this an incredibly cheap and simple way to invest in improving your sustainability.

If you would like to sign up to the public sessions, please register your interest via this link: https://forms.gle/2EyTTLfamMfLwT3H6

Alternatively, if you are interested in booking a session that better fits your timetable, please email climate@future.org.uk or call us on 01536 234386.