Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful-Eco-Schools NI
About the CPD course
Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful are offering a series of training courses in association with the Carbon Literacy Project with the objective of providing Carbon Literacy Training and certification to post-primary Teachers. These courses consist of 4 modules combining self-study and online interactive presentations where the attendee is given an understanding of Climate Change science; climate justice issues and both global and local impacts as well as highlighting personal and professional behaviour changes that will help reduce carbon emissions and reduce the impacts of climate change. Finally; attendees are given resources that can be used to take their students or youth groups through a similar training programme.
It aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of a school. This should include the students, teachers, non-teaching staff and parents, as well as the local authority, the media and local businesses. Eco-Schools endeavours to extend learning beyond the classroom and develop responsible attitudes and commitment, both at home and in the wider community. Its participatory approach and combination of learning and action make it an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path to improving the environments of schools and their local communities, and of influencing the lives of young people, school staff, families, local authorities, NGOs, and all other bodies involved in this vitally important area of work.