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Carbon Literacy for Town and Parish Councils

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4 December - Carbon Literacy Action Day

09:00 - 16:00

£+ VAT

 £+ VAT

To learn more about our in-house option, please contact us for details: training@apse.org.uk

About this course

What role do Town and Parish Councils (TPCs) have in addressing the climate crisis at a local level?

As a vital part of the local democratic process, elected representatives and staff, can inspire and enable local people to make informed choices and advocate for their community’s best interests.

This course has been designed to help Town and Parish Councils lead by example.

By exploring the actions needed to meet net-zero targets, this highly interactive programme aims to enhance the vital role of TPCs in supporting local communities.

APSE has been delivering a successful suite of Carbon Literacy courses for more than 4 years. As a Platinum Carbon Literate Organisation, we are pleased to offer our latest course in conjunction with The Carbon Literacy Project.

To become Carbon Literate, participants will need to attend “a day’s worth of training” and complete a short form to pledge individual and group actions which will reduce carbon emissions.


About this course

Town and Parish Councillors, Officers and volunteers, Local Authority staff and Elected Members who work with and support Town or Parish Councils.

You may have expertise and experience through your own personal interest or professional life, or you may have no prior knowledge and find the whole topic bamboozling – whatever level of expertise you have, the course trainer will equip you with the stills to make the most significant climate conscious actions and the confidence to encourage others to do the same.


How will the course be delivered?

This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To access it, you will need a WiFi connection or mobile data hotspot. Downloading Microsoft Teams to your laptop, desktop or smart device will give a better performance and greater functionality throughout the day. This highly interactive training includes a mixture of presentations, video conferencing, group work, games, quizzes and video.



Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, you will:

  • Explain the basic science of climate change and how climate change will affect us both globally and locally.
  • Examine how climate change will affect your local community.
  • Explore how you can mobilise change and influence others to take action on climate change.
  • Create an individual action plan to help reduce the carbon footprint of your council and local area.



Carbon Literacy Award

This course is run online as a full day or as two half-days. You must actively take part in a “full day’s worth” of certified Carbon Literacy training to be eligible for the Carbon Literacy Award. After your training, you are asked to complete a form to pledge and justify new climate action in relation to your role with the Town or Parish Council. An independent assessment of learning is made by The Carbon Literacy Project prior to your certificate being awarded.


This course is offered as two half days.

Morning sessions Afternoon sessions
09:00 Start 13:00 Start
12:00 Finish 16:00 Finish

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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