Local authorities have set ambitious climate goals. We can help deliver them.
Many local authorities have set ambitious net zero targets both for their own organisations and the areas they administer.
As 2030 approaches however, councils have an increasingly narrow window in which to achieve them.
To be successful, everyone will need to buy in to these climate goals.
Thankfully, getting everyone on board and up to speed is easily achieved through training.
We provide online workshops to local authorities so that every officer and councillor is sufficiently informed, motivated and engaged to deliver tough climate goals.
We also give local authority leaders and climate teams an edge when it comes to engaging the public in climate action, as well as how to use behavioural science or ‘nudge theory’ to drive sustainability improvements.
This course provides local authority officers, leaders and elected members with training accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project.
After completing a day’s worth of training, which can be split over several 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. Participants will receive training tailored to whether they are a local authority officer, a leader/manager or an elected member.
Carbon literacy training enables and motivates employees to make informed decisions to cut carbon, energy and waste in your local authority. Encouraging climate conscious behaviours has also been shown to reduce energy bills and transport costs, improve morale and productivity and enhance and organisation’s image and credibility.
Our 90-minute workshop “Climate change – what everyone needs to know” can be rolled out to all officers and councillors across an authority. It has already been delivered to hundreds of staff across different local councils. This interactive online session quickly brings participants up to speed on the climate crisis by answering the fundamental questions: what is climate change? what is climate change? What’s causing it? How bad could it get? What can we do about it?
Ambitious net zero targets have been set by private and public sector organisations. But to achieve them, leaders will have to bring employees and the public with them. Our workshops provide blueprints for successfully doing this.
We deliver regular webinars on how to use behavioural science or nudge approaches to drive sustainability improvements in an organisation.
Participants will learn:
“Three Point Five training sessions on nudge theory continue to prove popular with Supply Chain Sustainability School audiences, with our most recent session rated as Good or Excellent by 100% of attendees. Rick has been declared “very clear” and “very knowledgeable” by attendees, and his sessions have been called “engaging” and “well-paced”. The School enjoys working with Three Point Five and would recommend Rick as a trainer.”
“Thought the presenter was great and explained in detail and the presentation was interesting.”
“Very informative and the presenter was very knowledgeable on the subject, its application and limitations.”
“Rick was great and explained his examples really clearly.”
“Rick is a very good presenter and the slides were very good.”
We provide training in how to engage hard to reach demographics in climate action.
Participants will learn:
We have delivered this workshop to local authority officers, national park managers, private sector executives and environmental campaign groups. Here is some of the feedback we’ve received from participants:
“This was a really interesting workshop which definitely got me thinking about the best ways to communicate climate change to others. It’s not as simple as just stating facts and expecting people to change, there’s a lot more to it. This workshop helped break this down and explain the best ways to get people on side. Rick was very patient and I enjoyed the breakout rooms and positive discussion it generated. This isn’t just a webinar, but a chance to get involved and talk through issues with other people in the same position as you.”
– Sammy Gray, climate change and environmental projects officer, Wyre Council
“Campaigning for safer active travel infrastructure brings you into conflict with many people who have contrary views. Often the immediate reaction is to not listen, or engage in a back and forth argument, usually ending in both sides feeling put out. Taking some time in this workshop to step back and review how we can engage with sceptical audiences was hugely useful. Through discussion and workshopping, the session helped participants come up with actionable insights they could immediately put to use.”
– Alex Robertson, a member of Pedal on Parliament and SW20
“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.”
– Local authority councillor
“The training has been well received. People were engaged with the subject from the outset and despite a broad spectrum of understanding across the workforce it appealed to all knowledge levels. We are very happy to promote the use of Three Point Five and will continue to engage their services for future more in-depth training.”
– Assistant director of climate change
– HR Specialist