Carbon Literacy Training

Part 1: 3.5 hours self-guided learning

Part 2 & 3: Friday 26 February, 12:30 – 16:00

Delivered by: Jamie Saye, Opera North

16 participant spaces available.

About the event

Carbon Literacy is 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.

A Carbon Literate citizen understands how climate change will affect them and the people around them, both geographically and sectorally and has acquired the knowledge and skills to develop their own responses to lowering their carbon footprint, and the carbon footprint of others.

The training session will cover:

  • The science behind climate change
  • What it means to be net zero carbon
  • How we can achieve net zero as a society
  • How we can achieve net zero as an industry
  • What we can do as individuals, both in our own lives and within our organisations

The training session will be split into 3 parts:

  • Part 1, self guided learning on the science behind climate change (approx 3.5 hours)
  • Part 2, zoom call with Jamie on what action is already being taken nationally and within our industry (1.5 hours)
  • Part 3, zoom call with Jamie on what actions we can take both as individuals, and within our organisations with sector-specific advice (1.5 hours)

At the end of the training session, each participant will then complete a participant details form where they will pledge 2 actions that they are going to take as a result of the Carbon Literacy training.

Each participant will then be awarded with a uniquely numbered certificate awarded by the Carbon Literacy project which certifies that the learner is a Carbon Literate citizen.

For more information on Carbon Literacy, visit

About the facilitators

The training will be delivered by Jamie Saye, senior technician at Opera North, a certified Carbon Literacy trainer and the co-founder of Sustainable Arts in Leeds (SAIL), a not-for-profit community interest company who are uniting the creative and cultural industries of Leeds to tackle the climate emergency together. 

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