About this event

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is pleased to introduce Carbon Literacy Training for Tourism providers.

Participants will learn the science behind climate change, how the tourism sector can respond, carbon footprints and how to reduce emissions; including starting/continuing your journey to de-carbonisation. This course is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project.

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Why is this relevant to Theatre and Dance Practitioners, Companies and Venues?

This training is relevant to practitioners, companies and venues hoping to adopt a green approach to how they produce, operate and venue. Following a training session with Theatre Green Book Co-Ordinator, Paddy Dillon, hosted by the Green Arts Collective, understanding Carbon Literacy was identified as a step towards greener operations and buildings.

For More Information on The Theatre Green Book, Click Here


We have multiple online opportunities to take part in the training. We suggest you do Module 1 and Module 2 in the same group if you can (with one week in between). As follows:

Group 1

Module 1 Tuesday 10th May (10.00 – 12.30)

Module 2 Tuesday 17th May (10.00 – 12.30)

Group 2

Module 1 Thursday 12 May (14.00 – 16.30)

Module 2 Thursday 19th May (14.00 – 16.30)

Group 3

Module 1 Thursday 19th May (10.00 – 12.30)

Module 2 Thursday 26th May (10.00 – 12.30)

Group 4

Module 1 Tuesday 17th May (18.00 – 20.30)

Module 2 Tuesday 24th May (18.00 – 20.30)

Group 5

Module 1 Tuesday 24th May (10.00 – 12.30)

Module 2 Tuesday 31st May (10.00 – 12.30)

When booking please make sure to book 2 sessions (Module 1 & 2). We will send the zoom links to your email address and the instructions before each training session.

Course structure

The training will consist of live interactive webinars and self-study at home. The total time commitment for the course is 8 hours of learning. This will be structured over two sessions of with each session involving a live workshop and self-study material between the sessions.

Module One (2.5 hours): An introduction to climate change. Climate science, impacts and global/local responses

Module Two (2.5 hours): Reducing emissions. Carbon footprints, taking action to reduce impact, tourism sector changes.

Who’s this training for?

This Eventbrite Link is for those tourism providers who have already expressed an interest in attending this course.

We are initially offering 30 fully funded places for tourism providers. Funded spaces are limited and we aim to offer this to a geographic spread of businesses across Northern Ireland.

To be eligible you must:

• live in Northern Ireland and work in any role within the tourism and hospitality sector.

• be an employee of an organisation or individuals working within the tourism sector.

• available for both the training sessions and home learning elements, and following the training make a commitment and action to reduce your personal and group carbon footprint.

• are at any stage of your green journey and keen to learn more about climate change and how you can start/continue to take steps to reduce your carbon footprint

More about the course

This course aims to cover the following topics:

  • Climate Change science and the expected impacts now and in the future
  • Climate justice, equity and responsibility for change.
  • Global and local policy response to Climate Change
  • What you can do about climate change as a tourism provider, citizen and as a member of your local community
  • The impact you can have in your role and sector to effect behaviour change
  • Carbon footprints and reducing our impact
  • Changes in the tourism sector

Got a question? Get in touch with Rosemary McCloskey from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful on +44 (0)7918 476179 or email rosemary.mccloskey@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org.