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The Carbon Literacy Project Resources Library

Welcome to the Carbon Literacy Project Resources Pages.  These pages lay out a wealth of resources for you to use in advocating, communicating and delivering the key messages of Carbon Literacy.

Resources range from “starters for ten” to help you communicate to non-expert audiences or advocate for a project internally to the detailed information, exercises and resources to support you in developing your training response and help you deliver Carbon Literacy to your audience.

We have organised information so that you can use it in various ways. The sections below should be self explanatory, but drop a mail to if all is not clear or you have any specific queries.

We are well aware that there is still even more we can do to make this information more useful and accessible and we intend to continue to develop this section particularly in response to feedback however generally we think it is better to share some of what we’ve got so that it can help you right now and then improve it as we go along.

We hope you find these resources useful and they support you in participating in the Carbon Literacy Project.

Rights in original materials and resources linked to from here obviously belong to the original authors, however this resource is held under a Creative Commons 2 Licence. This means that the information provided here is open source and we wish and indeed encourage you to use it, however if you reproduce text from here in any substantial form, please credit the Carbon Literacy Project as its owner and if it is being used for commercial purposes outside of the Carbon Literacy Project please seek permission from Cooler Projects CIC to do so, which in most cases we will grant.

The Resources:

Top 5s

A Section where we list the Top 5 Books, Videos , Websites, Films etc as a “starter for 10” in terms of pointing your participants at the most popular and useful resources for explaining Carbon Literacy and pointing participants toward “further reading”.
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The Slide Library

A downloadable PDF document containing a catalogue of Powerpoint slides for inclusion in presentations to provide explanation and evidence and for you to use to advocate inside and outside your organisation. Just click the right-click the image of the slide to download that particular slide. Most slides are in turn hyper-linked back to the original source material.
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The Cartoon Library

Click the link for an excellent Google-driven library of Climate Change related cartoons and illustrations. Note that we are not in control of or responsible for the contents of this library. Not all images are royalty or copyright free and images change over time. Not all are suitable for all audiences – some may contain adult themes or profanity – but the vast majority are useful and thought provoking and can be used to brighten up and add interest to written and presented materials.
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The Main Resource Library

Over the course of the project we have come accross a mass of different resources that could aid in the communication of Carbon Literacy . The challenge is how to organise these so that they are reasonably easy to navigate meaningfully for most users, and at same time allow you to find something you need quickly.

We have responded to this challenge by organising web-based resources in three different ways.


The Carbon Literacy Standard “Section by Section” Structure

Resources organised in exactly the same way as The Carbon Literacy Standard. If you are struggling to explain or demonstrate or meet the requirements of a particular section of the Standard (completing your  Criteria Checker for example) simply find the corresponding section of the Resources and click through. Each link opens in a new tab or window for ease of navigation.

For the full table click Here or:


Section Two: KNOWLEDGE:  

Section Three: VALUES:  

Section Four: ACTION:  


The “Training Day” Structure

Resources organised according to the structure of a typical training day.
We have organised the Resources this way to help Carbon Literacy Trainers and anyone else structuring a training initiative to find resources to support their activities for a particular section of the course, such as icebreakers or exercises to keep participants involved after lunch etc…  
Simply find the corresponding section of the Resources and click through. Once again each link opens in a new tab or window for ease of navigation.

For the full table click Here or:










The Audience Structure

We talk often about the three audiences for Carbon Literacy – those who live, those who work, and those who study. Some resources are particularly relevant to a business, but much less so to a community group, so in this structure we have organised our resources so that you can look at what is particularly relevant to the audience that you are communicating with, without seeing resources of interest to a different audience.

For the full table click Here or:

People Who Live:


People Who Work:


People Who Study



Rating System

We get plenty of feedback about our materials – good. bad and indifferent! but we want a way to easily identify those resources that you find particularly useful.
We’ve added a ratings tool beside each resource so that you can rate a resource between 1 and 5 based on how useful you find it, and also see the ratings that others have left before you. This is only a simple system – and open to manipulation, but please use it to give feedback on things you think are particularly good, and we may give these resources higher prominence so that future users can navigate to them more quickly.
If the ratings system is useful and popular we may enhance it in future, and use it to drive future content…


Certified Trainer Resources

For additional Resources for Certified Trainers Click [Here] (Currently offline as under development)