Who is this for?

We believe consumers hold the keys to changing the way we treat our planet. Scientists tell us that our lifestyles provide an existential threat to the survival of the planet. We created the industrial revolution which is heating up the planet. We need to get away from oil and gas – NOW!.

If consumers make the right decisions on what they buy, how they travel, what they eat, and how they heat and light their homes, then all industries, services, schools, and ultimately governments will have to adapt to what consumers choose to do! Power by the people, for the people.

So come to this practical workshop to know more about climate change, what is being done about it, and what you can do to take action.

In the end, successful applicants will be certified as Carbon Literate by the Carbon Literacy Project and ready to convince family, friends, and people at work what they need to do.

All consumers, concerned about the future of the planet, should attend. It will give you the knowledge and enthusiasm to help tackle the climate emergency.

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What is the agenda?

This workshop is divided into three sections:

  1. Basic Science. We cover enough basic science to understand what is going on. We show the impacts in the UK, fires in places like California and Australia, and the impacts of famine across Africa. You will learn what will happen if we do not take action – FAST!
  2. Calculate your footprint. We will show how you can use standard tools to work out how much of a problem we all create. You will see how much your diet, travel, energy consumption, and purchase of “stuff” impacts the climate. We will then show you what you can do to reduce your impact. You need to change your lifestyle.
  3. International action. We will show you how you fit into the Global, UK,  and local actions that people are taking. You will why the UK’s action is wholly inadequate. You can then play a part in protecting the planet.
  4. Pledge your actions. You will pledge a personal action and a group action to impact our carbon footprints. That can lead you to become certified as “Carbon Literate” by the Carbon Literacy Project. You will feel confident in persuading family, friends and work colleagues to change their behaviour!
  5. Communicate. People who are “eco-warriors” can easily scare people with tales of future disasters. We will show you how to communicate with others by listening, and making the conversation relevant to friends and family and all those you meet. Only by spreading our understanding can we make everyone change for the planet. They need to see if it is good for them to change.

How long is it?

We know people are very busy, so we have fitted this into three 2 and 1/2-hour sessions scheduled across three separate dates. There is a little bit of homework to do – and hopefully, you will be inspired to further research anyway.

How much does it cost?

We are thrilled that the National Lottery Fund, through their Together for Our Planet project, has given Save Our Shropshire CIO a grant of nearly £ 10,000 to cover our education programme. We have therefore discounted the price of our courses by 50 %. The normal price is £ 90.00 – excluding the £ 10.00 cost of certification from the Carbon Literacy Project.

The price will therefore be £ 45.00 per person (no VAT is charged), which includes the materials, and the teaching, plus the £10.00 certificate application fee to the Carbon Literacy Trust – £ 55.00 in total.

We appreciate you may still find it difficult to engage in education.

However, do go and view the brilliant BBC TV programme “Shop Well For the Planet” which featured a couple in Shrewsbury who saved themselves £ 1,000 per year, and reduced their carbon footprint by 2 tonnes – which compares with around 15 tonnes per annum per household in Shrewsbury (source Centre for Sustainability Impact tool.)

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BBC TV Programme : “Shop Well for the Planet”

We will be developing a Train the Trainer course this year for those who would like to formally train others. If you are interested, do contact richard@saveourshropshire.org.

When is it?

The next courses are scheduled from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm on

Dec 1,8,15 2022

Feb 8,15,22 2023

Apr 4,11,18 2023

Where is it ?

We will deliver the course over the internet using Zoom. We will send you the link shortly before the course to enable you to join for three days.

Terms and Conditions

The booking is subject to our normal terms and conditions concerning payment of a deposit, payment in full and cancellations 30 days before the course date. Please review the Ts and Cs by clicking on the following button:

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