The Carbon Literacy Project, and Cooler Projects CIC, love nothing more than to accept, as gracefully as possible, the prestigious awards that have resulted from the hard work, commitments and achievements of everyone who has contributed their time towards our Project.

We are the very proud winners of: –


TAP (Transformative Action Program) at COP21

The Carbon Literacy Project has been selected from a global field to be part of the Transformative Actions Program (TAP) – formally recognised as one of the top 100 responses the world has to offer in order to tackle climate change. We were invited to showcase our project at the UN Climate Change summit (COP21), in Paris, December 2015.

Team_COP21The Carbon Literacy Project is being seen by TAP as the vital ‘missing link’ between the technology to solve climate change and people’s motivation and action on the issue. Nominated for selection by the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, we were one of only four projects chosen from the UK. We showcased our project at the City and Regions Pavilion, co-hosted by ICLEI (the world association of Local Governments for Sustainability) and Bristol Green Capital, and introduced by Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd. Read more here.


North West Green Hero Award

15412442339_f3c1002854_zWinner: ‘Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement’ (2014)

The North West Green Hero Awards is the UK’s most prestigious regional celebration of environmental business excellence. The award celebrates companies across the North West who make significant contributions towards ‘greening’ businesses and the environment.

In October 2014, Cooler was awarded the ‘Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement’ for its work on The Carbon Literacy Project, and the green “super-hero mask” trophy sits proudly on the office window sill at Project HQ.

(Cooler Co-Director, Dave Coleman, and Project Co-ordinator of The Carbon Literacy Project, Virginia Harvey, accept the award on behalf of the Project.)


Climate Week Award

Climate Week AwardsWinner:  ‘Best Community Initiative’ (2013)

The Climate Week Awards recognises the UK’s most innovative, effective and ambitious organisations, communities and individuals – to showcase outstanding efforts to enable people to live and work more sustainably, thus helping to combat climate change.

(Pictured is Cooler Co-Director, Phil Korbel, following the award ceremony in the Palace of Westminster.)





BusinessGreen Leaders Award

BusinessGreenlogoShortlist: ‘WWF Green Game-Changers Innovation of the Year’ (2013)

The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards celebrate businesses, executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and campaigners from across the green economy, highlighting how these pioneers are driving the emergence of innovative and sustainable new business models and technologies.

The Project was shortlisted for this national award, the only behaviour change initiative to be shortlisted in the “Innovation of the Year” category.