Workshops on communication and climate change, focused on our core values; they are aimed primarily at people volunteering with us but are open to all. The workshops are practical and participative and provide an opportunity to meet with other people who are enthusiastic about acting on climate change.

Thermal Imaging Training

28 October 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Thermal Image Front DoorCCF OFFICE
Hooper St. CB1 2NZ

Thermal imaging vividly reveals weaknesses in a building’s insulation and air tightness.

These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends and then to visit others who’ve requested a survey. Learn from Tom Bragg and Nicola Terry how to use our two cameras and interpret their images.

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Climate Friendly Homes – Surveyor Training

16 April 2013
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Climate Friendly Homes provides a free service to householders to help them make practical plans to reduce their carbon emissions.

This training session was run for a new group of Climate Friendly Homes volunteer surveyors to brief them on the project, and give them some training so that they can help others by:

  • creating individualised reports offering suggestions and advice about what can be done to cut the carbon footprint of a home
  • providing information tailored to individual circumstances on grants, suppliers and discounts
  • giving homeowners advice and support
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Thermal Imaging Training

6 December 2012
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

This popular training session taught participants how to use our Thermal Imaging Camera and how to interpret the results.  It’s quite easy to get pretty pictures, but it needs a little bit of guidance to understand what the images mean! All participants were certified to borrow the CCF camera to survey their own homes (and those of others!) to identify thermal leaks.

If you’re interested in joining a thermal imaging training session check the event listing for more information.

 

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Talking About Climate Change

21 March 2012
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Cambridge Carbon Footprint has a unique approach to personal decision-making about carbon reduction.  We use group work and conversations at stalls to explore and share the challenges of making sustained and sustainable behaviour change. Continue reading

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Stalls training!

24 October 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Facilitated by Bev Sedley and Beejal Parekh

Stalls at local events are a great chance for CCF to reach new people and they are a fun opportunity for volunteers to chat to locals and enjoy community events. The training is for new and old volunteers alike, a useful refresher for anyone that hasn’t been on a stall in a while, and a great introduction and confidence booster for those that have never done it  before! Learn how to use our interactive activities for stalls, make suggestions for new ones, practice talking to the public through role play, and have a rummage through our stalls box!

We’ll be covering:

– How to set up the CCF stall

– How to use the Carbon Abacus Game and the Carbon Footprint Calculator and our activities

– How to engage members of the public to talk about climate change

– What being the ‘lead person’ on a stall involves

Venue: Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Future Business, Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1UY

To book a place on the training email info@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org

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Workshops and Presentations Training (Autumn 2011)

26 October 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
2 November 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
9 November 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

We are offering a free three-session training course for people interested in running workshops and giving presentations, as part of CCF’s essential outreach.

The 2-hour sessions will be facilitated by Penny Henderson from 7.30-9.30pm on Wednesdays: 19th October, 2nd November and 9th November . During the first session, participants will choose  a partner and together they will plan a session on a topic. Between sessions the pair will plan a 1-hour session on their topic for a particular audience of their choice. During the second and third sessions, each pair will have the opportunity to present 15 minutes of their session to the rest of the group, which will provide a safe option to try out one way to present their topic. The members will give and receive constructive feedback in this supportive atmosphere.

Participants will need to attend all three sessions. If you are interested but the dates are impossible for you, please let us know, we may change the dates or run the course at a different time. This will be a closed group for a maximum of 8 people. This is a great opportunity to develop your presentation and workshop skills, helping us to increase other organisations’ understanding of climate change and carbon reduction.

Venue: Cambridge Carbon Footprint office

Booking essential – email beejal@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org or call 01223 659962

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Thermal Imaging Camera Training (Autumn 2011)

20 September 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
4 October 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
20 October 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 9000–14,000 nanometers or 9–14 µm) and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms. Since infrared radiation is emitted by all objects above absolute zero according to the black body radiation law, thermography makes it possible to see one’s environment with or without visible illumination. The amount of radiation emitted by an object increases with temperature; therefore, thermography allows one to see variations in temperature. When viewed through a thermal imaging camera, warm objects stand out well against cooler backgrounds; humans and other warm-blooded animals become easily visible against the environment, day or night.

Alex Rice will be running three training sessions on how to use and interpret information from CCF’s thermal imaging camera on (you only need to attend one):

Tuesday 20th September FULL

Tuesday 4th October FULL

Thursday 20th October

7.30 – 9.30pm

Booking essential – email beejal@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org

Venue – CCF Office, Future Business, Milton Rd, CB4 1UY

After completing the training volunteers are able to book to use the camera, in the past volunteers have used the camera on their own house, neighbours, at local events, taken it into schools and workplaces etc.

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TRAINING: ‘Giving Workshops and Presentations’

We are offering a free three-session training course for people interested in running workshops and giving presentations, as part of CCF’s essential outreach.

The 2-hour sessions will be facilitated by Penny Henderson from 7.30-9.30pm on Mondays June 27th, July 11th and July 18th. During the first session, participants will choose  a partner and together they will plan a session on a topic. Between sessions the pair will plan a 1-hour session on their topic for a particular audience of their choice. During the second and third sessions, each pair will have the opportunity to present 15 minutes of their session to the rest of the group, which will provide a safe option to try out one way to present their topic. The members will give and receive constructive feedback in this supportive atmosphere.

Participants will need to attend all three sessions. If you are interested but the dates are impossible for you, please let us know, we may change the dates or run the course at a different time. This will be a closed group for a maximum of 8 people. This is a great opportunity to develop your presentation and workshop skills, helping us to increase other organisations’ understanding of climate change and carbon reduction.

Please contact Bev Sedley if you are interested.

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Clive Hamilton, Internship and Eco Homes

April 2011 Newsletter

Spring is in the air, and we feel honoured to host
Clive Hamilton exploring climate change denial.
Beyond that we’re looking to fill our Internship,
and form an Open Eco Homes publicity group.

Know anyone who’d enjoy our opportunities?

Continue reading

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The First 20%, Ceilidh and Homeless Soon

March 2011 Newsletter

This month brings an opportunity to learn how to knock the first 20% off your home’s footprint and save cash, to get fit and have fun at our Ceilidh and to help us find a
new home and office space
– plus piles of exciting CCF Events and Related Events.

Continue reading

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March 2011 Newsletter: The First 20%, Ceilidh and Homeless Soon

This month brings an opportunity to learn how to knock the first 20% off your home’s footprint and save cash, to get fit and have fun at our Ceilidh and to help us find a
new home and office space
– plus piles of exciting CCF Events and Related Events.

Continue reading

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ZeroCarbon, The Green House & ‘Dine with Me’

February 2011 Newsletter

Next week brings our ZeroCarbon Britain 2030 event with the Centre for Alternative Technology – we do hope you can make it!

Beyond that we’re organising a visit

to The Green House Project two weeks later, and looking for people with a passion for cooking – and having fun – to take part in our Sustainable ‘Come Dine with Me’.

Continue reading

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Meeter and Greeter training

CCF Office, Social Enterprise Centre, 182-190 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8HE
7.30 – 9.30pm
Either Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7th April – email beejal@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org if you would like to attend, stating preference of date

How to create a safe, welcoming and exciting space….
Ideal for meeters and greeters at CCF events! Continue reading

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Carbon Footprinting Training

23 February 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

CCF office, Social Enterprise Centre, 182-190 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8HE

– communicating with the public
– how to use the Carbon Footprint Calculator (a computer progmramme designed by CAT to calculate individual’s carbon footprints).

The training is for new and old volunteers alike, a useful refresher for anyone that hasn’t used the calculator in a while, and a great introduction and confidence booster for those that have never done it  before.

Facilitators: Tom Bragg and Peter Cook

Contact beejal.parekh@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org if you’d like to attend

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Stalls and Abacus Training

2 March 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

CCF Offices

– communicating with the public
– working on stalls
– how to use the Carbon Abacus (an interactive wooden abacus we use on stalls, which has a quiz alongside it).

The training is for new and old volunteers alike, a useful refresher for anyone that hasn’t been on a stall in a while, and a great introduction and confidence booster for those that have never done it  before.

Contact beejal.parekh@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org if you’d like to attend

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