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Training: Free Carbon Literacy Training (OU Staff and Students)

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 00:00 to Monday, June 9, 2025 - 00:30


We have been encouraging students and colleagues to sign up for our fully funded Carbon Literacy Training, available to all OU staff and students following a pilot with The Open University in Wales. The training gives us all a solid awareness of climate change and the climate impacts of our everyday actions. It allows us to map our own carbon footprint and gain an understanding and the motivation to reduce personal and work-place emissions.

Former Director of The Open University in Wales, Louise Casella, discusses the importance and benefits of the Carbon Literacy training in this two-minute video

Our online learning starts with four hours of self-study activity, followed by four hours of interactive training, and an individual and group action pledge that leads to Carbon Literacy certification. We encourage you to make a work-place action pledge which can then be linked into organisational sustainability actions and reporting.

Registered your interest for the Carbon Literacy Training here, and we will email you the dates links to upcoming trainings. 


Upcomign dates for online trainings:
on line 2a Friday 14th 3.00pm-5.00pm
online 2b Wed 19th 1.00pm-3.00pm
24th July 11am-3:30pm

No training in August. 


Testimonials from students and staff at the OU Students Association.


Note: The review and certification of your pledge can take up to six weeks. If this time has passed and you haven't heard back from us, please email so we can assist you.