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Carbon Literacy

This event is currently full.


8 February 2023 10:00am   to   5:30pm


Empire Rooms, The Festival Theatre
13 / 29 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, EDH EH8 9FT

Event Fee(s)

FST Members £12.00 (includes VAT of £2.00)
Non- FST Members £60.00 (includes VAT of £10.00)

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This event is now fully booked, please contact Fiona.mccurdy@scottishtheatre.org to join the waiting list

Carbon Literacy training specifically developed for the performing art. This one-day, in-person, course will help you improve environmental awareness within your work, prepare for the effects of the climate emergency, mitigate those effects and reduce your ecological footprint. Subsidised by 95% for FST members. Places limited.

Led by Jennifer Talliefor, a production manager and certified Carbon Literacy trainer, this session is relevant to anyone working in the sector who is looking to develop better environmental awareness within their professional practice. It will provide an ideal refresher course or foundation for those working in organisations already funded by Creative Scotland, implementing carbon management plans with Creative Carbon Scotland and providing environmental reporting - or hoping to do so in future.

This training has been accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project and, as such, meets all the criteria for learners to be certified by that body. Certification by the CLP confers a meaningful and robust award which has been rolled out to over 43,000 learners in 18 different nations.

Carbon Literacy is an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.

The climate emergency is no longer a future concern, but something that is affecting and changing our lives in the here and now.  

This particular training has been developed to focus on the theatre industry, while simultaneously covering the science and economics which led us to the current situation.  

The training consists of a full day of learning, delivered in person and includes group discussions across organisations and departments about how we prepare for the effects of the climate emergency on our work and what we as an industry can do to mitigate those effects and reduce our ecological footprint.

Tea, coffee and lunch are included within this session. Please email fiona.mccurdy@scottishtheatre.com if you have dietary requirements or access needs.


This course is 95% covered by FST subsidy for members and the places are limited so if you have booked as a member and have to cancel your place any later that 7 days in advance there will be a £50 charge. You are free to transfer your place to another person, please do just let us know in advance.