Carbon Literacy Training

In 2019, Schuster Road and Park Range Residents Group agreed to undertake carbon literacy training as part of their commitment to improving their community.

The initiative is linked to the community yarn bombing which took place in 2019 where local residents knitted the effect of sea level rises on marine life and the seas and the planet.

The training will take place in 2020 and will help understand what a carbon footprint is, why we need to reduce and commit to actions to reduce our carbon footprint both as an individual and as a group. The training helps individuals understand how some countries in the world have very small carbon footprints and are very vulnerable to climate change and how important it is to build social justice into world efforts to tackle the climate emergency.

Funding was obtained from the Neighbourhood Investment Fund. Manchester City Council declared a Climate Energy in July 2019. Every Ward in the City is required to make a response

Resources

The Carbon Literacy Project a charity rooted in Manchester trains organisations,  communities and individuals on reducing their carbon foot print.

A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases produced by an individual, organisation or product or service and needs to be reduced to net zero as soon as possible. WWF has developed a simple carbon footprint calculator

Inspiration

Copenhagen is seeking to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. See this Guardian report

Extinction Rebellion is calling for net zero emissions by 2025.  XR’s demands are here.

The 2016 United Nations Paris Climate agreement calls for net zero around the world by 2050: here.

Manchester City Council has pledged to reduce  its carbon emissions by half by 2025: here.

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