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Carbon Literacy Testimonials

“Don't think you know it all already - you don't and if you know little this will give you the facts and the context. Then putting into action signposts are available at whatever level - political/ officer /manager. This is challenging stuff of course.”

Corporate Sustainability Officer, Bath and North East Somerset Council


“It's a great way to get a grounding in some of the science behind climate change and the need for urgent action as well as helping to start formulate those actions.”

Principal Sustainability Consultant, Cambridge City Council


“I think the more people who take the time to make themselves better informed in this subject the better.”

Principal Parks Officer, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.


“Good overview of issues and useful concepts of prioritising, esp for those less familiar with subject”

Cabinet Member, Liverpool City Council 


“It was my first training course using MS Teams, and the APSE team took control of this and made it easy for the class to get involved.”

Regional Energy Co-ordinator, Derry and Strabane District Council


“It’s a no brainer just book on. Course materials were pitched at the correct level and engaging”

Energy Advisor, Marches Energy Agency


Do it, it's 1 day (or 2 half days) and what you learn will make a real impact on how you conduct yourself at work, home and play.  It makes understanding the impacts of carbon and what we can all do to make a difference, easy to understand and digest.”

Sustainability Advisor, West Sussex County Council


 “The trainers were very knowledgeable and I appreciated their examples and snippets of information as we went through.”

Climate Change and Environmental Projects Officer, Wyre Borough Council


“Dealt with virtual training format well and used different styles to keep engagement.”

Climate Emergency Project Manager, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council


“Very engaging and fun quizzes which us on what we had learnt so far. I found it a reflective learning experience and I felt comfortable to asking any questions I had throughout. Great visuals and some very emotive videos which made for great discussions.”

Graduate Management Trainee, Winchester City Council


“This course provides a great deal of resources which can be used in your daily role. Even if you know quite a bit about the issues it provides new links and ways of getting across messages and this is invaluable. The networking opportunities are also great - good opportunities to share links and learn from others.”

Climate Change and Environment Manager, East Lindsey Council


“Essential training for senior officers and members.”

Lead Commissioner – Environment, Wirral Council


“The course was really thought provoking and was delivered in a very engaging way - I’ll be recommending to colleagues with a similar portfolio at other local authorities.”

Member Champion for Climate Change, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham


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