Appropriately for the world's first industrial city, Manchester is the first city to undertake to empower all its citizens with carbon literacy. This is a unique project driven by the fact that it is imperative that we all change the aspects of what we do that result in the generation of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. If we don't, then the scale of change demanded of us by nature in order to maintain a safe and healthy place to live, will simply not be achieved.
Carbon literacy is the underpinning knowledge required to create this vital shift in how we live, work and study. The project is built on the principle that when we are carbon literate will have an instinctive understanding of the carbon impacts of our activities, and be able to make informed choices about the most energy and resource efficient and lowest carbon options available to us.
The Carbon Literacy Project is the direct result of Manchester's climate change action plan Manchester: A Certain Future (MACF) which pledges the city to a 41% cut in Carbon Dioxide emissions by 2020 and the creation of a 'low carbon culture'. The project started life as the direct delivery of this latter aim.
Navigate this site to find out more about the project and why and how you can get involved. Go to the Information page to locate the best Carbon Literacy routes for you; do you Work? Live? Study? Download information and resources via Quick Links or from the Resources page. Contact us and register your organisation if you want to join in, and start delivering Carbon Literacy. "If not us, then who, if not now then when?"

Lives

Carbon Literacy for all of us who live here, for the streets and developments in which we live, for the groups we belong to, and those who support us...

Works

Carbon Literacy for all of us who work here, for businesses and organisations that employ, for those who manage and own organisations, and for those who support us...

Studies

Carbon Literacy for all of us who study and learn in the city, for the schools and colleges in which we study, for the universities, and for those who teach and those who support us...

News

Carbon Literacy ‘Rallying Call’ to Academics

The Carbon Literacy Project, in the shape of its co-Director Phi Korbel, was privileged to be invited to address a Read more


Northwards Housing: 0-100% CL in 3 Months

In just 3 months, Northwards have gone from a 0% Carbon Literate Workforce to a 100% Carbon Literate Workforce. This Read more


Carbon Literacy in Scotland

It’s with great pride that we can say that the first Carbon Literacy training has been completed in Scotland.  Delivered Read more


Hints and Tips for Rolling Out CL Using E-learning

One of the requirements of the Carbon Literacy Standard is an understanding of some of the science behind climate change. Read more


Stronger IN

The environmental case is overwhelming. We are Better Together and Stronger IN – In the EU Referendum, we will see Read more


10 Things You Can Do Without Leaving Your Seat

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, people have been using Earth’s natural resources irresponsibly, and have been generating greenhouse Read more


Top 5 Reasons People Fail to Become Carbon Literate

The goal of The Carbon Literacy Project is to offer every individual who works, lives and/or studies in Greater Manchester Read more


Top 5 TED Talks about Climate Change

We are excited about this Top 5! These TED Talks give some brilliant insight to the different issues surrounding climate Read more


Act Now or ‘Mop Up’ Forever

This is our latest column in the Manchester Evening News… About 10 days ago, I was shocked  when my mate Read more


Our Paris Reports

We were lucky enough to be offered four columns in the Manchester Weekly News (circulation 265,000) – on the subject Read more


De Toqueville, COP21 and us

From the City Talk blog – author Michael Woodbridge from ICLEI  


CLP Chosen to go to COP21!

PRESS RELEASE – Summary: Manchester-based charity The Carbon Literacy Project has just been selected from a global field as one Read more


Twitter Digest – September

As the nights are beginning to draw in, its time to look back over the last months stimulating tweets and Read more


Twitter Digest – August

Every so often we’re going to issue a Twitter Digest: a collection of the most thought-provoking tweets and re-tweets from Read more


Carbon Active 2015

For the third consecutive year, Carbon Active, our festival promoting Carbon Literacy and The Carbon Literacy Project, took over Halle Square Read more


Bring on the Dancing Bear

Carbon Literacy is about the value of positive mass action on climate change – and so many people are enjoying Read more


Children Are The Teachers In The Carbon Classroom

Manchester children turn the tables and become the teachers in a three-day Carbon Active event at Manchester Arndale on 17-19 Read more


A Noteworthy Week

We had quite an inspirational week in recently. We often have inspirational weeks, but this week involved a host of Read more


TreeStation

TreeStation: “Make Wood Work!” We often get the urge to shout out about something that we find quite inspirational. People Read more


Top 5 e-Newsletters

There is a wealth of knowledge out there to keep you up to date with all that’s currently going on Read more


Media:

Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State
for Energy and Climate Change

Research:

Published Academic Research
into Carbon Literacy

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Events

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Criteria Checker, Certificates and E-Learning Admin Day

Criteria Checker, Certificates and E-Learning Admin Day

Criteria Checker, Certificates and E-Learning Admin Day

Criteria Checker, Certificates and E-Learning Admin Day

CL Breakfast at Media City

Criteria Checker, Certificates and E-Learning Admin Day

Criteria Checker, Certificates and E-Learning Admin Day

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