Our network of Carbon Literacy Project accredited trainers come from a broad range of backgrounds and have developed individual, tailored courses for several industry sectors. Many of the principles of Carbon Literacy apply universally, but the action individuals in different industries need to prioritise to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases varies.
The Carbon Literacy Project encourages trainers to develop specific courses that take the context of a particular organisation, community or industry setting into account. Our broad experience base ensures we can provide training that is relevant to you.
Meet the trainers!
Pete Watkins - Carbon Literacy for “interested” organisations and citizens
After running a successful coffee business for 12 years, Pete and his family moved to York. With the chance to take on a new challenge, he decided the Climate Emergency was one which he could not ignore.
While undertaking a MSc in Sustainability & Behaviour Change at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Pete delivers online Carbon Literacy training. His next ambition is to use the Speak Carbon project to deliver Carbon Literacy training across Yorkshire - in an effort to become the UK’s first Carbon Literate County.
Jamie Saye - Carbon Literacy Creative and Cultural Industries
Jamie is a Senior Technician at Opera North, and a director and co-founder of Sustainable Arts in Leeds, a not for profit community interest company with the goal of uniting the cultural and creative industries of Leeds to tackle climate change together. He is passionate about sustainability, sitting on the Leeds Climate Commission as a member of the engagement and communications working group and has a background in training, having previously worked at Leeds City College as a technical demonstrator.
He has experience of adapting courses to suit different audiences, is experienced with both face to face and distance delivery and is a vocal advocate for Carbon Literacy. He has the most experience in delivering training for the creative and cultural sector but is also experienced in delivering training to local authorities and education establishments.
Dr Matt Sawyer - Carbon Literacy Healthcare and Life Sciences
Alison Tomlin - Communities and educational institutions
Alison Tomlin is the Founder and Director of Oak Tree Sustainable Living Centre, a community space offering training and information on the climate crisis, low-impact living and self-sufficiency.
She is passionate about engaging diverse communities with the climate crisis and building connections with like-minded organisations and individuals.
Michelle Marks - Carbon Literacy Food Industry
Michelle is the founder of Coral Mountain, a Sustainability Consultancy based in Leeds. She works with businesses to raise awareness of their environmental impacts, providing clients’ teams with the knowledge and inspiration to make sustainable choices. Using a methodology called THE FOUR ‘A’ SYSTEM, this culture change is supported by tools which deliver measurable environmental and commercially sound outcomes.
Michelle’s special interest is food waste and sustainable food, as what we eat contributes over a fifth of humanity’s carbon emissions. Her Carbon Literacy training encompasses the whole of the farm-to-fork food system.
She is passionate about sharing the message that we all have a role to play in averting runaway climate change and cumulatively, individuals’ actions add up to significant carbon savings.
Michelle has a BA in Food and Accommodation Management, is a Chartered Marketer and Practitioner Member of IEMA.
Ned Gatenby - Train the Trainer Courses
Born & raised in Harrogate, Ned knows how special Yorkshire is. His interest in climate change has been woven into his education; BSc Environmental Management & Sustainability from Manchester Metropolitan University, and MSc Sustainability, Culture & Development from Durham University. Ned's experience in designing & delivering Carbon Literacy to different audiences has him well placed to support education, outreach & training in any sector.