Sustainable Wedding Alliance

Carbon Literacy for Wedding Professionals

We’re on a mission to help everyone in the wedding industry become carbon literate.  We have developed Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals, a training course that give you the facts and science behind climate change, looks at the effect it’s having on our industry and, most importantly what positive actions we can take. The course is designed to give you the knowledge you need whilst also building your confidence when talking about climate change, personally and professionally.
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What is Carbon Literacy?

As defined by the Carbon Literacy Project, Carbon Literacy is a term used to describe an awareness of climate change, and the climate impacts of mankind’s everyday actions. The term has had occasional use in scientific literature and casual usage but now is almost exclusively associated with The Carbon Literacy Project.

Carbon Literacy is the knowledge and capacity required to create a positive shift in how mankind lives, works and behaves in response to climate change. Learners who have completed a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning can be certified as ‘Carbon Literate’.

The Carbon Literacy course by the Sustainable Wedding Alliance was a real eye opener. Sustainability is such a broad subject and doing this course made me realise that I hadn’t even scratched the sustainability surface! I’d recommend anyone and everyone should do this course but especially if you’re a small business on your sustainability journey! Mercedes from 4YaParty Weddings and Events

We’ve developed the Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals, a course that’s specifically designed for those working in the wedding industry. The course will give you the knowledge and the tools you need to be confident when talking about climate change. The course will take you from the basics of climate science, and what is happening with the climate emergency; through to how this will impact everyone, enabling you to pledge relevant carbon reducing actions in your life, work & industry.

We host both in person and online sessions, designed for those working in the wedding industry. It’s the perfect course for businesses and individuals that want to make a positive change and take action on climate change through their role.

On successful completion of your Carbon Literacy training, after submitting your actions, you can become certified as ‘Carbon Literate’, joining more than 90,000 others, and including business leaders across multiple sectors. By taking part in this course, you will join individuals and team members across other businesses including the NHS, Patagonia and the BBC to become ‘Carbon Literate’, helping to embed a widespread low-carbon culture.

After completing the course, you’ll be required to complete a Participant Evidence form which will then be sent to the Carbon Literacy Project for approval. Once the form has been approved you will receive your certificate.

The course is £80 per person plus a £10 certificate fee. The course is free for Sustainable Wedding Alliance Members.

We also offer group training, so if you have a team, or want to bring a group together to do the training, please let us know and we can arrange a date for you.

It’s accredited too!

On successful completion of your Carbon Literacy training, after submitting your actions, you can become certified as ‘Carbon Literate’, joining more than 90,000 others, and including business leaders across multiple sectors. By taking part in this course, you will join individuals and team members across other businesses including the NHS, Patagonia and the BBC to become ‘Carbon Literate’, helping to embed a widespread low-carbon culture.

After completing the course, you’ll be required to complete a Participant Evidence form which will then be sent to the Carbon Literacy Project for approval. Once the form has been approved you will receive your certificate.

Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals

What others have said…

We hosted Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals from the Sustainable Wedding Alliance for our team and regular suppliers. We found the course to be invaluable in educating those within our business on the impact of climate change and inspiring change. As a result of the course, our team are actively seeking sustainable solutions to the many problems we face and are deeply invested in the changes we wish to make. The course is superbly delivered; understandable without being over-simplified and offers practical and achievable routes to progress. We couldn’t recommend more highly. Amy Cox, Crockwell Farm

“The Carbon Literacy Training provided by Michelle at The Sustainable Wedding Alliance was superb, very insightful, aimed for those within the wedding industry. I now have a much clearer understanding of what steps I can take both personally and within my business to make a positive change and reduce my carbon footprint. Plus ways to help spread the word that this is a Climate Emergency and everyone needs to take action now.” Lynsey from Folly London Millinery

I highly recommend Carbon Literacy Training to anyone seeking an understanding of environmental issues and a tangible roadmap for reducing their carbon footprint. It’s an investment not only in personal development but also in the well-being of our planet. I’ve already implemented changes in both my personal life and business, proving that small, conscious choices can make a significant impact. Jacqui O