Press Release

SWA launches Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals

Apr 1, 2023

The Sustainable Wedding Alliance are excited to be launching the Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals, with the first online, two half day course taking place on 18th and 19th April 2023.

Michelle Miles, Founder of the Sustainable Wedding Alliance said:  “We’ve proud to be launching Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals, the first of it’s kind, dedicated to helping those in the wedding industry understand what climate change is, how it affects us, our industry and the weddings we’re involved in.”

“Whilst developing the course, it was really important to me that no matter what your role in the industry, and how much you know about sustainability, the course is relevant, looks at the challenges we face and most importantly what the solutions are, and how we can all take action.”

The course programme is structured to give you the knowledge and the tools you need to be confident when talking about climate change. It takes you through 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.

The course is available in person or online. It covers 8 hours of training, so if delivered in person it’s done in one day, or online across two half days. 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.


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’.


It’s accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project too!

On successful completion of your Carbon Literacy training, after submitting your actions, you can become certified as ‘Carbon Literate’, joining more than 40,000 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.

Today, over 56,757 individuals from over 4,156 organisations are Carbon Literate – are you?

Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals


How do I sign up for the Carbon Literacy Training for Wedding Professionals?

All courses, in person and online, will be listed on our website on the events page, as well as on their online ticket platform.  The course is £80 per person plus a £10 certificate fee. The course is free for Sustainable Wedding Alliance Members.

Group training is available too, so if you have a team, or want to bring a group together to do the training, please contact the SWA and they can arrange a date for you.

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