Commencing in the spring of 2018 under a new initiative funded via the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund, Forward Coupar Angus engaged upon delivering an inclusive community education programme that sought to focus on the need to reduce to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) indicative levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Our Climate Literacy workshops seek to encourage behaviours associated with promoting low carbon benefits that are focused upon individuals, businesses and communities. Workshop activities are in in terms of extending learning able to reach beyond the scope of National Curriculum, established vocational training and employability skills programmes, so communities can fully incorporate elements of Climate Literacy into their everyday lives.

Building upon the success of our past Climate Literacy programme future workshops will offer both formal and informal green skills and carbon reduction training sessions. They will also collaborate with other similar initiatives within the community to access well established learning pathways. These will include:

  • Continuing to promote and host access to the Keep Scotland Beautiful Carbon Literacy for Community Leaders programme
  • Working with Blairgowrie High School to deliver Climate Literacy activities to complement Curriculum learning
  • Hosting Climate Literacy activities for School pupils during holiday periods.
  • Offering Climate Literacy related activities via Youth Achievement Awards
  • Running local workshops at local Climate Cafes
  • Promoting employability climate change training and working with business support networks
  • Working with a range of community organisations to promote participation in raising awareness of climate change issues, positive intervention measures and encouraging engagement in Climate literacy learning.
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If you, your community organisation or business or would like to find out more or participate in some form of Climate Literacy activity workshops please get in touch.