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Are you worried about climate change and want to find out ways you can act on it?

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we are currently facing and it will affect all aspects of society. In recognition of this, the mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has pledged to make the region carbon neutral by 2038.

The United Nations has recognised the Carbon Literacy Project as one of 100 worldwide Transformative Action Programs. Manchester Met has been working with the Carbon Literacy Project to deliver Carbon Literacy training to our students since 2012 and now staff can join in too!

Becoming Carbon Literate will improve your employability and give you the knowledge and skills to help drive a socially just and environmentally sustainable future.

Learning alongside other students and staff, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The basic science behind climate change
  • Social equity & climate change
  • What you can do to act on climate change
  • Strategies and skills for communicating action on climate change

The Carbon Literacy training consists of two parts. Both parts must be completed to receive your Carbon Literate certification:


1. Carbon Literacy Part 1: Film screening

In the first part of your Carbon Literacy training, you need to attend the film screening of David Attenborough's 'Climate Change: The Facts'


2. Carbon Literacy Part 2: Workshop

The second part of the training is a workshop led by Manchester Met’s student Carbon Literacy trainers. In this fun and engaging session, you will learn about what you can do to act on climate change as well as how you can persuade others to do the same.

This course is only for Manchester Met students and members of staff.

Places are limited, so please only register if you are sure you can attend. If you fail to turn up you may be taking the opportunity from another student or staff member.


To select a date and register for your Carbon Literacy training, please visit: