Become more carbon literate

LOCAL community groups are being given the chance to receive training in how to become more ‘carbon literate’.

A two-day session on climate change will take place at the Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick on 6 and 7 February courtesy of environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The teaching is said to enable people to make the link between their own lives and climate change more clearly.


The Carbon Literacy for Communities training will “cover the basics of climate science, look at current and likely impacts of a changing climate, why it is relevant to the community, explore how to communicate climate change and look at where carbon emissions come from”.

Those taking part will also be encouraged to explore ways they can reduce their own carbon footprint.

Participants in the training will receive accreditation after the two days.

Keep Scotland Beautiful climate challenge fund manager David Gunn said: “This training contributes to our work in supporting communities from across Scotland to become more carbon literate and to both take and inspire action on climate change.

“We look forward to supporting many more communities in the future and see it as part of our work to help make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

To register online for the training, visit here.