Flexible learning course for decision makers, leaders and communicators on the fastest, easiest ways to save CO2 and reach net zero, and how this raises quality of life.
Consists of 8 modules.
Trainer Mukti Mitchell, known for his positive, uplifting approach, is joined by an exciting list of nationally known guest speakers including Mike Berners-Lee, Jane Davidson and Satish Kumar among others.
Perfect as part of a meeting or as a lunchtime learning series, the course can also be followed by staff members in their own time.
10 easy-listening sessions of 15 minutes each to give staff a great grounding and help them play their part in reducing the carbon footprint of your organisation as well as in their own lives.
Everything you need to know to cut your carbon footprint and raise your wellbeing in ten, light, easy-listening sessions of 15-minutes each. Watch them once a month or at your own pace.
Can you really improve your quality of life and emit less CO2? Yes, and we have 25 years of experience showing how.
Mukti is a fantastic presenter and his enthusiasm for a low carbon lifestyle is infectious! The positive and optimistic approach was refreshing – I thoroughly enjoyed the content and the guest speakers were well-known and inspiring figures.
Carbon Ambassadors Course participant 2022
A really well presented, factual, concise and enjoyable overview of both the wider issues around living more sustainably and what we can do as individuals to do our own bit… I feel much more optimistic now.
Carbon Ambassadors Course participant 2021
I’ve studied sustainability for some 20 years so I was interested to do Mukti’s course and found that, surprise surprise, there was so much more to learn! I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to look in greater depth at their carbon impact on the world.
Lucy Johnson, founder of Green Salon
Carbon Savvy’s courses give community leaders the confidence, knowledge and materials to be able to encourage their communities to adopt the low carbon lifestyles so vital to our futures.
Louise Wainwright- founder of Bigbury Net Zero
“Carbon Savvy will come to be seen as a turning point in our approach to sustainability. This is the highest praise I could offer anything or anybody in these times.”
TIM SMIT – CO-FOUNDER OF THE EDEN PROJECT
Carbon Ambassadors Uncut
1. Carbon footprints – What is the carbon cycle? What is contraction and convergence, and how does it link global, national and local carbon reductions? What are the ten biggest actions we can take to save CO2 and can they improve our quality of life? With guest speaker Mike Berners-Lee, author of “How Bad are Bananas? The carbon footprint of everything”.
2. Food – What kind of food supports the highest quality of life? Why does an organic carrot from Kenya have a smaller footprint than a non-organic carrot from the UK? What is low-carbon meat, and why is UK meat better than international meat? How to buy low-carbon food. Why is farming going to avert climate change? With guest speaker Rob Richmond, dairy farmer pioneereing carbon sequestration practices.
3. Quality of life – What do we mean by quality of life, and how does it connect to saving CO2? How can we monitor our quality of life and track it over time? What does Happy Planet Indexing say about happiness and sustainable living? With Lord Richard Layard, Founder of Action for Happiness, a charity, and author of “Can We be Happier?”
4. Transport – How will we get transport to net zero? How do different types of transport compare, and how much difference do size and fuel make in cars? What’s so amazing about e-bikes, and how can we make our journeys better for health and wellbeing? With guest speaker Jane Davidson, former Minister for Environment for Wales.
5. Shopping – How can individuals influence manufacturing? How can we reduce the footprint of products by 80%? What are the rules of thumb for low-carbon shopping, and what is the ancient Indian BUD factor? How do the products we use affect our quality of life? With guest speaker Paul Allen, from the Centre of Alternative Technology.
6. Holidays – How can we get the most out of our holidays? How far can I travel by different forms of transport on a tonne of CO2? What are the carbon footprints of different kinds of holiday and activity? How can low-carbon holidays raise our quality of life? With guest speaker Satish Kumar, author of “Elegant Simplicity”.
7. Carbon offsetting – What is carbon offsetting, and how does it work? Can offsets help us out of the crisis, or do they only contribute to the problem? A brief analysis of genuine versus false offsets, and how to make offsetting work for you by using appropriate time frames. With guest speaker Kirsty Schneeberger MBE, Head of Partnerships at Climate Care, London.
8. Home Energy – What are the principles of a carbon-neutral home? How does the UK government plan to get Britain’s homes to net zero? How much heat is lost through each area of a typical home, and how can we conserve heat in buildings old and new? With guest speaker Lucy Pedler, Architect and director of The Green Register, promoting sustainable building.
Carbon Savers Bite-size course
1. Carbon Footprints – What is a carbon footprint? Why is it useful to know what your own one is?
2. Heating – How much heat is lost through each part of our homes, how can we save heat? How can we save on our heating bills?
3. Shopping – How can we reduce the footprint of products by 80%? What choices can help when shopping? And how do the products we use affect our quality of life?
4. Quality of life – What do we mean by quality of life, and how does it connect to saving CO2? What do psychologists say makes us happy?
5. Money – How can we use our money to drive carbon savings? What influence does consumer purchasing have on industry?
6. Farming – How much CO2 does farming produce, and how can shoppers choose low carbon foods? Why is farming going to avert climate change?
7. Holidays – How can we get the most out of our holidays, and how can low-carbon holidays raise our quality of life?
8. Transport – How can we get transport to net zero? How do different types of transport compare? And how can we make our journeys better for health and wellbeing?
9. Offsets – What is carbon offsetting, and how does it work? Can offsets help us out of the climate crisis, or do they only hide the problem?
10. Food – What kind of food supports the highest quality of life? Does an organic carrot from Kenya have a smaller footprint than a non-organic carrot from the UK? Tips for buying low carbon food.
Why take a course with Carbon Savvy?
. QUOTE FROM MUKTI ? The five lifestyle areas that take up most of our money and time are keeping warm, transport, food, shopping and holidays. Let’s look at keeping warm as an example. To improve our keep warm and improve our quality of life, we can insulate our homes. This makes us more comfortable, reduces dampness making us less susceptible to respiratory problems, and can save so much money on fuel bills that it’s one of the highest returning investments available today. And insulating your home can save up to 80% of your CO2 emissions in this lifestyle area. That’s how improving your quality of life reduces your carbon footprint from keeping warm.