The Carbon Literacy Project is coming to Toulouse
Le 12 janvier 2017
12th January at 6 P.M in BOO - ENSEEIHT
Manchester award-winning Carbon Literacy Project - by Phil Korbel
+ Elevator Pitch competition in collaboration with the CLP, N7, ENAC & TBS
We know what we have to do to stop climate change - the challenge is getting people to do it! We need people to be Carbon Literate.
Tackling climate change brings multiple benefits - clean air, lower overheads, healthier people - and a stable climate too. A fully engaged population is a pre-requisite for achieving this which is the rationale for the Carbon Literacy Project - and the Carbon Literacy Project is coming to Toulouse.
The unique Carbon Literacy Project enables whole cities and sectors to become Carbon Literate - to become places where reducing your carbon footprint is simply part of your way of life.
Carbon Literacy is based on a consistent yet flexible day's-worth of learning, customised for each group of learners. This learning can take the form of workshops, e-learning or self-guided learning. The project is also charitable, with its IP owned by the people of its home town, Manchester.
The Carbon Literacy Project met ENSEEIHT at the COP21 conference - a conversation that has led to the Grande Ecole becoming the first place anywhere outside the UK to undertake Carbon Literacy. It is hoped that as well as becoming Carbon Literate that the ENSEEIHT graduates will become even more employable and help influence their employers in years to come.
A team of four will be travelling to Toulouse in January to initiate the project - they include three Carbon Literacy Trainers from Manchester Metropolitan University and the Project's Co-Director, Phil Korbel.
Phil said - 'It's exciting enough that Carbon Literacy will be taking root in France at ENSEEIHT but as an opportunity to inform the future leaders of their sectors this opportunity is second to none. I look forward to working with the staff and students in Toulouse and starting what we hope will become a fruitful and long-term partnership. I am confident that our work with ENSEEIHT will further enhance its reputation and make a material difference to the fight against climate change.'