Relaunched! – The Carbon Literacy Resources Library
7th November 2013

Resources Page Graphic

After many months of work and testing we’ve just relaunched the trainer Resources Library and we think it’s been worth the wait!

The Public Resources page which maintains the library of project briefings, forms and other documents for you to use has been updated with the latest versions of briefing documents, the Participant Form and a new Certification Request Form for when you are applying for certification for more than one person.

At the bottom of the page, press the large green button to login to the private main Resources Library. (“How do get a login”? See below)

The Resources pages now 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.

These include:

Top 5s

A section where we have begun listing the Top 5 Books, Videos , Websites, Films etc as a “starter for 10″ in terms of pointing new candidates at the most popular and useful resources for explaining Carbon Literacy and pointing successful participants toward “further reading”.

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 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.

The Cartoon Library

Click the link for an excellent Google-driven library of Climate Change related cartoons and illustrations. Not all images are royalty or copyright free and as we are not in direct control of the content 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.

The Main Resource Library

Over the course of the project we have come across 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.

The “Training Day” Structure
Resources organised according to the structure of a typical Carbon Literacy 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 and click through.

The Audience Structure
We often talk 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 (for example), 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.

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.

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 continue to improve it as we go along.

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

PS: How do I get a login?

If you are a trainer or organisation who had a password for the old library, just drop us an email in the normal way and we’ll issue you with a new login and password, as the login system has changed with the new pages.

If you are an existing partner organisation or one that has already had training Criteria Checked please do the same.

If you are an organisation interested in Criteria Checking a piece of training to deliver Carbon Literacy drop us at enquiries[at} or via our Contact Page and we’ll get in touch for a chat about what’s involved…