Next week our ESD meeting with colleagues from Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester, will take place at the Geoffrey Manton Building Room GM233 2-4pm on Wednesday 16 March. You are very welcome to join us.
The session will be led by Jane Mörk, Senior Research Assistant- Carbon Literacy, School of Science & the Environment.
Please find below an outline of the session:
Keywords: Carbon Literacy, Climate change, extracurricular vs curricular, transferable skills, employability
The Carbon Literacy project is a world’s first unique training programme that stems from Manchester’s Climate change action plan– Manchester a Certain Future (MACF). According to MACF, everyone that lives works and studies in Manchester should have access to one days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training.
Carbon Literacy is defined as:
“An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities
and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual,
community and organisational basis.”
The aim of this workshop is to share Manchester Met’s experience of delivering Carbon Literacy to students. The workshop will start off with a presentation that covers:
- Background to the Carbon Literacy Project.
- Background to Manchester Met’s involvement with the Carbon Literacy Project.
- Manchester Met’s new Carbon Literacy scheme: Carbon Literacy for Students (CL4Ss) and Carbon Literacy facilitator programme.
The presentation will be followed by a discussion covering topics such as:
How can a University support the Carbon Literacy Project?
Should Carbon Literacy be embedded in the curriculum or should it be delivered through extracurricular activities?