Carbon Literacy Training

Fully-funded training hosted by SAIL and certified by the Carbon Literacy Project, worth £95!


Carbon Literacy Training

We've partnered with SAIL to provide free Carbon Literacy Training to artists, creative freelancers and organisations across the Bradford District.

Carbon Literacy Training provides you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to embed climate action in your personal and professional lives. SAIL’s Carbon Literacy Training is specifically tailored to the cultural and creative sector, enabling us all to reduce the carbon footprint of our creative activities.

At its core, Carbon Literacy is about gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to make everyday choices that positively impact the climate. It’s an understanding of how carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases influence climate change, and more importantly, what we can do about it. This training is more than just theory; it’s about translating understanding into meaningful, real-world action.

Who is it for?

Bradford artists, creative freelancers and organisations

When is it?

Thursday 18 July 2024
1.00 - 4.30 PM

Where is it?

Online via Zoom

Who is this training for?

This opportunity is for you if you are:

  • An artist, creative freelancer, or you work for an arts or cultural organisation
  • Living, working or making work in Bradford, or you have another demonstrable connection to the district
  • 18 years or over
How much is it?

This training usually costs £95 and we’re fully funding 15 places on this course which means it’s free for you to attend.

We have recently introduced a donation option on our booking forms, this is optional and all donations contribute to the ongoing work of Bradford Producing Hub.

What does the training cover?

This training programme covers:

The Science Behind Climate Change

  • Grasp the fundamental concepts of climate science
  • Understand how human activities influence climate change

Carbon Footprint Comprehension

  • Learn what a Carbon Footprint is, and the difference between Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
  • Identify the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the cultural and creative sectors

Strategies for Carbon Reduction

  • Discover ways to reduce carbon emissions in your daily life and within your organisation or creative practice
  • Explore sustainable practices tailored for the creative and cultural industries

Action Planning and Implementation

  • Develop practical and achievable plans to implement carbon-reducing actions
What is the format of Carbon Literacy Training?

This training comprises of 3 parts:

Part 1: Online pre-learning element

This part of the course provides you with the background knowledge of the science of climate change. It is self-directed and completed online in your own time before attending part 2.

Date: Independent learning ahead of part 2
Duration: 2-3 hours

Part 2: Online training session with our Carbon Literacy Trainers

This session expands upon the material from part 1 of the training, with tangible, practical actions you can take to reduce your environmental impact. This is an interactive session and we encourage questions and group discussion.

Date: Thursday 18 July, 1.00 – 4.30 PM – online
Duration: 3.5 hours including a 30-minute break

Part 3: Participant details forms

The final part of your training involves you developing both individual and group pledges in order to reduce your carbon footprint.

Date: Independent learning after part 2
Duration: 1 hour

What happens after the course?

Once you have completed the course and we confirm that you have received at least 7.5 hours of training, the Carbon Literacy Project independently verifies your pledges to certify you as Carbon Literate. 

Book your place

If you have any questions, please email us at


This training will take place online via Zoom. Live transcriptions and support for all learning needs will be provided.

If you have any specific access requirements, please let us know what they are when booking your place. You can also email your access rider to

We can provide a bursary of up to £50 for this half-day session to cover your time when you may otherwise be working. Bursaries are for freelancers, but you can apply if your attendance would result in you needing to take unpaid leave from work. We expect those attending on behalf of an organisation to attend during their paid working hours.

We can also contribute to any access costs you may face to enable you to attend this event. This might include things like childcare or other caring costs.

To apply for a bursary or access costs, please complete our Bursary & Access Fund request form. To enable us to support as many artists as possible, please only apply for what you need.

To gain instant access to the free online pre-learning required to take part in this training, head to Please note that this part takes 2-3 hours to complete so please ensure that you allow enough time to complete this ahead of the training on Thursday 18 July. 

Yes, to receive certification from the Carbon Literacy Project you must complete all 3 parts of the training programme.

If you can no longer attend please let us know at your earliest convenience so that we can offer your place to someone else. Please try to provide at least 1 week’s notice.

Places on this training might be free to you but they come at a cost to BPH. Each place is worth £95. 

Any donations made on booking are non-refundable. 

No, the main training session will not be recorded. This session requires active participation and your completion of the course can not be certified by the Carbon Literacy Project unless you complete all 3 parts of the programme. 

About SAIL

SAIL was formed in 2018 and since then has delivered its accredited Carbon Literacy training to over 1000 people working within the creative and cultural industries, and has worked alongside many creative and cultural organisations in the region to embed sustainability in their operations. SAIL are the sustainability partner for Bradford 2025 and has worked alongside Kala Sangam to understand their operational carbon footprint and how they might be able to reduce their impact as part of their upcoming building project.


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