Carbon literacy training for local authorities – July 7th and 8thFree session


This course provides local authority officers, leaders and elected members with training accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project. It involves eight hours of training, delivered over two days between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

We’re offering this course for free for one or two representatives from any single local authority.

***This course is now full*** To be added to the waiting list for this course and to receive information about future dates, please email


This course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project and is specifically designed for those working in local authorities.

After completing a day’s worth of training, delivered over two days, participants are certified “carbon literate”. This involves completing an action plan that commits participants to individual and group action to reduce their carbon footprint. Upon successful assessment, a learner is awarded a uniquely numbered certificate by the Carbon Literacy Project.

This online course is suitable for officers, leaders and elected members. It is designed to both engage and inform and features group work and other interactive elements.

Participants will learn:

  • The science of climate change
  • Local and global impacts and how these will affect the work of local authorities
  • The difference between direct local authority emissions and emissions under local authority influence – and how they can address both
  • The scale of the challenge, what they need to do, and which actions will have the greatest impact in helping your local authority reach net zero
  • How to make to make informed everyday low carbon choices
  • How to talk to others about climate change

This training is also offered as a bespoke course on a date to suit your organisation. For more information contact

Key information

Accessing the session
This is an online course delivered using Zoom. Participants will be sent a link and log-in details to join the session after signing up. Please check your spam folder if this has not been received. If you haven’t received the session joining details, contact

The course runs on Thursday, July 7th, and Friday, July 8th between 9.30am and 1.30pm. There will be two breaks in each four hour session. There is additional two hours of independent work required to receive certification from The Carbon Literacy Project.

Why train with Three Point Five?

Praise for Three Point Five

Excellent presenter – I hardly ever say that! – but she, Rachel, was really, really good, so clear, friendly, authoritative, engaging and I was overjoyed the training covered food and agriculture, this was money well spent on our part as I think it was just what was needed to inform and galvanise staff and councillors in a positive way.

– Councillor Caroline Ellis

I just wanted to say how great that climate change training was, Rachel was very engaging. I like how it was localised to SWT, a balanced level of detail – enough to get the message across, good pace and interactive. The content was also delivered very neutrally so great for people who are a bit sceptical! I’ve heard really positive feedback from others too.”

– Julie-Ann Wyatt, Head of people and culture

It was great. Three Point Five incorporated small touches that made it relevant to our council, got them to use our town names, talk about our projects etc. which went down really well and localised the whole thing. They were very receptive to changes.  We had some concerns as to how it might work though zoom, but it was very engaging with, polls, interaction, and small breakout tasks,  we need not have worried.  We have received really positive feedback from members (even the ones that are less supportive / aware), and employees. 

– Chris Hall, assistant director of climate change

You fit so much into the 90 minutes, it was concise, had all the essential information, was delivered in an engaging way so participants should be more likely to retain what they learnt. Rick and Rachel are clearly experts in this field, and it comes across in the training really well.

– Anna Meares, climate emergency project officer

I just wanted to thank you and Rachel for a brilliant training session yesterday afternoon. Rachel was so engaging and easy to listen to, very well executed. It opened up my eyes to the issues which you think as a single person you really make a difference but in fact you can.
– Esther Carter, housing development officer