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26th January
09:30 to 16:30
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Carbon Literacy Workshop

Becoming a certified Carbon Literate citizen is an opportunity to equip yourself to make positive change for yourself, for Manchester Met and for the planet.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and takes steps towards an exciting Future You.
Climate change is widely recognised as one of the greatest, and most urgent, challenges facing humankind. This challenge has been recognised internationally, within the UK, as well as on a local level. Carbon Literacy learning offers the chance to develop your understanding, with the knowledge to cut your carbon footprint and the confidence to talk to others about the vital issues.  This highly interactive workshop will give you an overview of the basic science of climate change as well as an understanding of the actions required by government, universities and other organisations, and individuals in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and set us on a path towards a more sustainable future. Participants are required to watch a 60 min documentary “Climate Change, The Facts” before attending the workshop. Access to the documentary is via BBC iPlayer or Box of Broadcasts.   Box of Broadcasts https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand You will need to sign in first using the MMU institutional log, or access BoB via the MMU library database https://libguides.mmu.ac.uk/az.php?a=b&p=1 (search BoB) BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00049b1/climate-change-the-facts You will need a TV license to watch the documentary on this platform Climate Change - The Facts David Attenborough explores the science of, and potential solutions to, climate change.

In A Nutshell...

  • Become Carbon Literate...understand climate change and why it is happening;
  • Identify...key sources of carbon;
  • Consider...your own carbon footprint;
  • Identify...steps to effective change and a brighter future;
  • Gain recognition...with a Carbon Literacy Certificate.
  • Earn up to 75 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Schedule

  • place 09:30 to 16:30 on 26/01/23 - BS.505
    Carbon Literacy Workshop
    In this scheduled workshop you will gain an overview of the science of climate change. This will last the whole day with a one-hour break for lunch.