The Selkie Collective Projects team in collaboration with Skye Climate Action's Climate Féis is proud to be launching “Climate Champions”
Are you interested in putting climate mitigation into action in your community?
Are you keen to champion creative, achievable and simple approaches to climate action?
Are you interested in learning more about climate change and climate action and to share your knowledge with others?
We are offing a discounted accredited Carbon Literacy course to anyone interested in becoming a Climate Champion for Skye and Lochalsh launching during the August Climate Féis.
The course is open to all, and especially for anyone who wants to learn more about climate change science and who desires to be a champion for climate action in their community.
There are 40 places available for the Climate Feis "Climate Champions" and it is a first come first serve booking process through the Crowdfunder page.
You can book yourself onto the course or 'pay if forward' for someone to have a place. If you are keen to sign up and would like to be considered for one of the 'pay it forward' spaces please contact us in confidence.
Climate Champions Carbon Literacy Course
The course will include:
1. Introduction to climate change science
2. Introduction to local climate action and solutions focused approaches
3. Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals and the relationship of climate change to social justice, global interconnectedness and biodiversity.
4. Exploring climate action on a personal level in our lives and communities
5. Exploring practical and achievable climate action for your community
6. Establishing a network of Climate Champions who peer-support to put climate mitigation into action
The course will be delivered as a blended learning of online/e-learning and in-person workshops starting on Monday 2nd August and closing on Monday 30th August. The total learning time is approx. 14 hours and includes one in-person day, dates available can be specified when you register through the rewards.
After the training you will be supported to put your Climate Champion ideas into action during September to November in parallel with COP26 in Glasgow.
The target of £1500 will enable us to:
- Offer the course to 40 people during the Climate Féis and all will receive a Carbon Literacy certificate
- Produce materials and a Vimeo video platform for sharing local climate action stories and solutions
- Host workshops online and in-person – venue costs and online platform costs
- Cover our accreditation costs with the Carbon Literacy Trust
- Establish a platform for Climate Champions to peer-support and share solutions together
- Have all 40 participants fully prepared to champion climate action in their school, workplace and community
We will additionally be offering the accredited Climate Champions course from September onwards to other community groups, businesses and educational settings. If you are interested in booking a course please contact: [email protected]