Social Responsibility

Carbon Literate Organisation Awards

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:26:00 GMT

Manchester is celebrating after being named the first carbon literate University and museum in the world.

The University has been awarded a bronze Carbon Literate Organisation award for its 10,000 Actions project, which asks every member of staff to take part in collective, measurable improvement towards sustainability. Each member of staff has been given the opportunity to learn about the key issues of sustainability such as travel, responsible purchasing and energy, and the actions they can take to make a big difference.

Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, won a gold award as the great majority of staff have undertaken carbon literacy training and the institution has written carbon literacy into its review and performance processes. Two museum staff developed and delivered bespoke training to help all staff understand the impacts and differences that can be implemented. The Museum will be rolling this training out to other interested museums in the North West.

Staff can receive a Carbon Literacy certificate by completing 10,000 Actions, an online tool that allows staff at the University to make their own personalised sustainability action plan. One of these actions is to become Carbon Literate; it involves answering a few questions about climate change and your personal environmental impact.

If you would like to receive your Carbon Literate certificate visit the sustainability website.

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