Carbon Literate Award for Staffordshire University

Carbon Literate Organisation Bronze

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Staffordshire University has been awarded Bronze level accreditation as a Carbon Literate Organisation, in an acheivement supporting the University's drive towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030

In October 2022, Staffordshire University was awarded its Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation certificate. 

The Carbon Literacy Project is a unique training scheme that helps Universities, their students, and their staff to understand the carbon impacts of their everyday actions and help them make informed choices to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

Hannah Blackburn, Students' Union President said, "The Students' Union believes that educating students is key to driving the agenda for a sustainable future forward. Higher Education has an important role to play, from education for sustainable development through to increased everyday awareness and reduction of carbon emissions and impacts. The Students' Union has been committed to supporting the University's Carbon Literate Organisation status and to promoting the Carbon Literacy training to students from the launch. As key stakeholders within the University estate, the Students' Union has an important part to play in supporting the carbon neutral by 2030 agenda and Carbon Literate standards. We recognised early on and took the opportunity to offer the University's Carbon Literacy Training to all career staff members, as well as promoting the FREE Carbon Literacy Training to students. I am pleased that the Bronze level has been achieved and look forward to working alongside the University in striving towards silver accreditation."

Upcoming Carbon Literacy Training dates that you can attend are:

7th December 2022 

12th January 2023

10th March 2023

9th May 2023

The training is being delivered by Dr Paul Barratt and Dr Janet Wright from the School of Justice, Security and Sustainability. 

Sally McGill, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Staffordshire University said: “Carbon Literacy lies at the heart of our journey in achieving our Strategic Priority of carbon net zero for scopes 1 and 2 by 2030, and scope 3 by 2050, helping the UK hit its 2050 target to become net zero, and tackling climate change to create a carbon-zero world for future generations."

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