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Applications will open in April. Please check back then to apply, or get in touch using the box below if you would like an email when applications are open.
Net Zero Now is a free training programme designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to become a climate leader, supporting your community to accelerate the move to net zero emissions. This is done through a small number of both virtual and in-person workshops bringing you together with other communities and individuals to support and learn from each other to deliver effective carbon reduction activities, events and communications.
Thanks once again to the Zero Carbon Communities Fund, as well as the National Lottery Community Fund, for funding this programme.
Approximately 60% of the changes needed to reach net zero by 2050 will require changes to the way we live our lives. We’ll need to reduce energy use, make changes to the way we travel, what we eat, how much we buy and how we dispose of things. This means that, alongside calling for the UK Government to implement top-down policies to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, in the coming months and years each individual and community will need to find positive ways to adapt, change and thrive as we move towards net zero emissions.
In 2021 Cambridge Carbon Footprint, with support from the South Cambridgeshire District Council Zero Carbon Communities fund, launched and ran Net Zero Now and in early 2022 Cambridge City Council supported our short series, Net Zero Skills. As a result, we created a series of training videos, free as an online resource for anyone to undertake in their own time at home.
This free training is designed to enable everyone, regardless of knowledge, skills or experience to participate. The course is most relevant to those who haven’t run an environmental project in their community before, are interested in doing so but unsure where to start. We will provide the tools to get started with community action on carbon reduction and bring together experienced local community leaders who can help you to get started with your initiative. This could be something as simple as setting up a new local clothes swap, or something as big as a community energy scheme.
We will be launching the next programme in Spring 2023.
Contact us below and we will let you know when applications are open.