NEW Carbon Literacy Training dates released!

Carbon Literacy Training

Carbon Literacy: “An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

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A partnership with a climate education leader, the Carbon Literacy Project.

Reducing emissions relies on every single person in an organisation being aware of the carbon impacts of their choices, and feeling motivated and supported to take action.

Our online Carbon Literacy course is a blended learning experience, with self-study elements alongside 2 half days virtual training, and is relevant climate change learning for everyone. Accredited by the UK based Carbon Literacy Project (CLP), the course brings together information, videos, science backed data and online measurement and simulation tools to build a comprehensive understanding of carbon and greenhouse gas emissions and their sources.

It is a great way to gain a solid awareness of climate change, and the climate impacts of our everyday actions. The engaging and interactive training allows delegates to map their own carbon footprint, and gain an understanding and motivation to reduce personal and work-place emissions.

To become certified Carbon Literate, delegates are asked to submit evidence of learning and actions from the course by setting out an action plan to reduce their emissions and influence others to take action. This is then submitted to the Carbon Literacy Project for evaluation before a Carbon Literacy certificate will be issued.

By the end of the course you will


Understand the basics of climate change science and how we know it’s a problem.


Understand how climate change is impacting us all now and how it will in the future.


Have explored pathways to a net-zero world, including systemic and individual solutions.


Be able to identify ways that you and your organisation can take action to reduce emissions.

University Sector

Developed by the UQ Business School, this course is tailored to the university sector, and supports learners to identify practical steps they can take to get involved in your organisation’s low carbon journey.

This training is appropriate for staff and students, including but not limited to:

  • Sustainability Teams
  • Staff and Student Sustainability Champions
  • Green Impact participants
  • Procurement Teams
  • Professional services
  • Supervisors, Team Leaders and Managers
  • HR Teams


ACTS offers regular training dates for the university sector (click below). This training can also be commissioned at any point during the academic year specifically for your organisation. Please get in touch to confirm arrangements.


Developed by ACTS collaboratively with secondary school educators, this course is suitable for professional learning hours for teachers of Geography, Science, Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Science and other subjects that directly address Climate Change, its consequences and management. The engaging and interactive training allows teachers to map their own carbon footprint, and gain an understanding and motivation to reduce personal and campus-based emissions.

Building teacher knowledge of climate science and implications in the local community will facilitate richer learning experiences for students. Data presented in the course will build teacher confidence and be directly beneficial in presenting the scientific evidence base in the classroom, helping to increase student engagement. 

Training dates coming soon!

ACTS is excited to soon be offering this accredited course for educators. To be notified with upcoming training dates, please register your interest below.

The Carbon Literacy training was fantastic. The trainers delivered a well presented, engaging and thought provoking course. Even with prior knowledge there was something new to learn. I would highly recommend this training for all levels to ensure we continue to prioritise and enhance sustainability-based literacy for all.

Sue Hopkins, Manager, Sustainability - University of Melbourne

Would you like ACTS to deliver Carbon Literacy Training at your organisation?

Carbon Literacy courses are developed and accredited for specific sectors. If you are interested in rolling out Carbon Literacy in your own organisation, ACTS can work with you to adapt our training to meet the needs of your sector.

Get in touch with our team today to find out more.