As the deadline of 2030 for radical carbon reductions looms ever closer, environmental champion Mukti Mitchell says individuals working collectively have the power to drive changes, simultaneously raising health and wellbeing
In association with Carbon Savvy and the Resurgence Trust, he presents a ground-breaking new course providing simple tools anyone can use to reduce their carbon footprint and live happier, healthier lives
The seven-week Carbon Ambassadors course starts Friday 28 May, 2021
Featuring leading green thinkers Satish Kumar, Penney Poyzer & Peter Owen Jones
In response to the accelerating threat of global environmental catastrophe, low carbon living expert Mukti Mitchell has joined up with leading green thinkers to present the landmark new Carbon Ambassadors course, sharing simple tools everyone can use to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their quality of life.
Running from Friday 28 May to Friday 9 July, the seven-week course, held in association with Carbon Savvy and the Resurgence Trust (the educational charity extending the work of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine) – and featuring guest speakers Satish Kumar, Penney Poyzer and Peter Owen Jones – will teach how to reduce emissions in all key areas of life, including food, shopping, transport, heating your home, and holidays and travel.
Mukti Mitchell says: “David Attenborough, Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg have all powerfully highlighted the United Nations’ warning that unless we radically cut global CO2 emissions by 2030, we’ll be unable to prevent run-away global warming which could jeopardise the capacity for our youth and future generations to survive on our beautiful planet.
“While many of us look to the world’s governments to sort out the problem, almost all CO2 emissions are actually produced by the products and services bought by us as individuals, so it’s up to each one of us to play our part. Many people fear that making the necessary lifestyle changes will cost too much and reduce their quality of life, when actually the opposite is true. Our new Carbon Ambassadors course will give people the knowledge and tools to not only cut their carbon footprint, but also to lead happier, healthier lives and save money in the process.”
Designed for councillors on climate change committees, sustainability managers for businesses, teachers, MPs, and anyone wanting to make decisions and communicate about carbon reductions, the Carbon Ambassadors course will consist of seven weekly two-hour sessions, providing a big picture overview and the details on low carbon living.
The course will be led by Mitchell, who will kick start the first session on Friday 28 May with an overview on how to reduce your carbon footprint. Best known for sailing an eco-micro yacht around Britain to promote his message that reducing your carbon footprint improves your quality of life, Mitchell has 25 years’ worked experience in the field of low carbon living.
Guest speakers to be featured during the remaining six sessions, include renowned environmental activist and Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, Satish Kumar, who’ll give a talk and Q&A for the Shopping session (11 June) impressing the importance of buying lasting, durable products. Maverick vicar and BBC TV’s ‘Extreme Pilgrim’ Peter Owen Jones will elucidate about low impact travel during the Holidays session (18 June), reflecting on the original meaning of holiday (‘holy’ day); and broadcaster and environmentalist Penney Poyzer, dubbed “The Queen of Green” – who retrofitted her house on BBC2’s No Waste Like Home – will share tips for conserving energy in the home during the Heating session (2 July).
Other guest speakers include author Barbara Haddrill who famously travelled from Wales to Brisbane by land and sea (Transport, 4 June); Nic Marks, creator of The Happy Planet Index (Quality of Life, 25 June), and Jonathan Smith, organic food grower, who co-developed the concept of carbon farming with his Farm Carbon Toolkit and Farm Carbon Calculator (Food, 9 July).
Carbon Calculators are one of the key tools presented by Mitchell for reducing your carbon footprint during the course. Carbon Savvy has produced a new suite of calculators based on the award- winning calculator originally developed by Mitchell and Resurgence magazine. The new calculators, comprising of 1-minute, 5-minute and 40-minute versions, have full tracking allowing you to monitor your carbon footprint as it changes over time, and offering tailored recommendations for how to reduce it.
Carbon Savvy has attracted endorsements from leaders in the field for its positive approach to low carbon living. Sir Tim Smit KBE, Founder of the Eden Project, said: “Carbon Savvy will come to be seen as a turning point in our approach to sustainability. This is the highest praise I could offer anything or anybody in these times.”
The Carbon Ambassadors course costs £79.00 for seven weeks, or any of the single sessions can be attended for £15.00.
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