Carbon Literacy for Community Action - Cohort 3 – Zoom

Mon Jun 3, 2024 6:00 PM - Fri Jun 7, 2024 8:30 PM PDT
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This virtual training is being offered by the San Diego nonprofit, In Good Company (IGC). IGC works to reduce harmful emissions and increase quality of life indicators for overburdened communities through climate education and programs that increase access to the benefits of clean energy. Learn more about IGC at

6 pm - 8:30 pm, Monday, June 3, 2024
6 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, June 5, 2024
6 pm - 8:30 pm, Friday, June 7, 2024

Synchronous meetings are held remotely with short videos and discussion assignments between sessions.

This action-oriented training is designed for members of the San Diego community who are concerned about the climate crisis and want to take ambitious action to reduce reliance on fossil fuels within their communities. If this describes you, please join us!

The training is designed by IGC using San Diego-specific case studies and is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, the international accreditation body for Carbon Literacy. Topics include greenhouse gases, their potencies, the carbon cycle, disproportionate causes and consequences of the climate crisis, self-care, and strategizing for individual and collective impact.

A certificate in Carbon Literacy will prepare you to:

  • Turn climate anxiety into climate action,
  • Land a job advancing climate solutions or take on climate initiatives at your current employer,
  • Jumpstart your ability to advance climate justice solutions in your community, and
  • Contribute to a community of San Diegans advancing climate justice locally.

By the end of the training, you should be able to:

  1. Clearly explain the most important changes we need to make as a society to reach zero carbon.
  2. Create at least one significant, new action within your individual control to reduce carbon emissions. This includes explaining why your new action is significant and how it reduces carbon emissions within your individual control.
  3. Create at least one significant, new action involving other people to reduce collective carbon emissions via your workplace, community or place of education. This includes explaining why your new action is significant to this wider group and how it reduces the wider group’s carbon burn.

By completing the training and providing sufficient evidence of your participation, understanding, and action, you will earn a certificate in Carbon Literacy from the Carbon Literacy Project and IGC. Certificates are uniquely numbered with your details and held in a secure database by IGC for verification by employers or other external bodies. Certificates do not expire, they belong to you, the individual certified, and they travel with you as evidence of your Carbon Literacy. Learn more about the Carbon Literacy Project and their global reach here.

To get the most out of the training, you will be required to:

  • Agree to IGC's community conduct guidelines;
  • Attend every session. If you experience an emergency and must miss a session, contact your Facilitator directly;
  • Watch the videos and participate in the discussions; and
  • Complete and turn in the Participant Details and Evidence Form by the specified due date.​

Carbon Literate San Diegans gain access to IGC's Slack workspace where they join members of previous cohorts to network, share resources and advice, and contribute to the growing Carbon Literacy community. The Slack workspace will also be used for sharing IGC social events, volunteer opportunities, information on becoming a Carbon Literacy Facilitator or Trainer, and more.

This training is designed by Dr. Adrienne Fusek and co-delivered with Inemesit "Ine" Williams.

Dr. Fusek is IGC’s Executive Director and founder.  She has a professional background in adult education, training, and international postsecondary education. In addition to managing IGC, she teaches Environmental Sciences and Sustainability at San Diego State University (SDSU). Learn more and connect here.

Ine is IGC's Education & Training Specialist with over 18 years of experience in the international education sector. Ine is a Climate Reality Project Leader and Mentor, an International Education Specialist, Academic Coach, and Climate Justice Advocate. Learn more about Ine and connect with her here.

The fee is $295 and includes the Carbon Literacy Project evaluation and certification fee. If your evidence of training engagement, understanding, and action is determined to be insufficient, we will work with you to provide the Carbon Literacy Project additional evidence through a structured answer paper. Please note that reassessment entails an additional processing fee and becoming certified Carbon Literate is not guaranteed.

We have made every effort to keep the fee as low as possible while covering administrative expenses. If the fee is a barrier to your participation, we particularly want you to be part of our Carbon Literacy community and encourage you to contact us at for a code to waive the fee. Thanks to generous donors, we have a limited number of discount codes.

Please feel welcome to contact us at if you have any questions. You may also find the list of frequently asked questions helpful.