Colleagues qualify as carbon literacy trainers

Congratulations to our colleagues Keisha and Rebecca who are now accredited carbon literacy trainers after completing a qualification with Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the Carbon Literacy Project.

We are one of 27 Welsh registered social landlords who form the Carbon Literacy Cartrefi Cymru (CCLC) consortium and are working in partnership to give everyone the opportunity to improve their understanding of climate change and global warming.

The aim of increasing carbon literacy among our colleagues and customers is to raise awareness and encourage our communities and organisations to take action to reduce our carbon footprint in both work and personal life.

Keisha Walters and Rebecca Shand, who work in our learning and development team, were two of the first cohort to take part in the training along with colleagues from Linc Cymru, Melin Homes, Pobl Group, Taff Housing, Tai Tarian and Wales and West Housing.

Further colleagues from across the consortium are signed up to complete the train the trainer course by the end of the year, including 74 in October alone.

Our colleagues, Mark Hames, Corinna Mantle and Jade Glastonbury will be also be taking part in the carbon literacy ‘train the trainer’ programme during November and December.

Luke Mitchell, our Operations Director for Asset Management and Property Services, and decarbonisation project lead, said: “This is a great start to tackling the decarbonisation agenda in Welsh social housing via a partnership approach. By working together with our colleagues and communities, we will improve carbon literacy and achieve our long term aim of making our homes carbon neutral.”

Our trainers will be delivering carbon literacy training which will be rolled out during 2021 to our colleagues and customers to start our decarbonisation journey.