Tai Tarian proud to be part of carbon literacy consortium

Fri 02 Oct 2020

Aled Guy

Tai Tarian along with 26 other registered social landlords in Wales are part of the Carbon Literacy Cartrefi Cymru (CLCC) consortium, which aims to increase carbon literacy within their organisations.

The project will give everyone the opportunity to explore what the reality of climate change means for them, in their home life and work life.  Equipped with the facts on how human activity, climate and natural systems are inter-related, individuals, communities and organisations will be helped to take action to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses.

To help with this, Tai Tarian’s Senior Operations Officer Aled Guy recently undertook a Carbon Literacy Train the Trainer course, which was facilitated through Cynnal Cymru and delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Aled was joined by colleagues from Linc Cymru, Taff Housing, Melin Homes, Hafod Housing, Wales and West Housing and Pobl Group.  They will now go on to help train staff in their own organisations in how to improve their carbon literacy.

In a demonstration of great partnership working and corporate commitment, a further 74 staff will complete the course over the coming weeks.

Andrew Carey Director of Assets at Tai Tarian said:
“As an organisation we have made a commitment to change our behaviours today for the generation of tomorrow.

Being part of the consortium is something that we are really excited by and look forward to being able to impart Aled’s learning on other staff within our organisation in the coming months.”

Luke Penny, Carbon Literacy Cartrefi Cymru coordinator said:
“It is so exciting to see the first cohort of CLCC trainers go through the Carbon Literacy Train the Trainer course. This is the first step in establishing a peer to peer learning programme of carbon literacy across Welsh housing – empowering organisations to up their game in the response to climate change.”

Director of Cynnal Cymru Sarah Hopkins said:
“This is the second carbon literacy consortium that Cynnal Cymru has helped to set up, but is by far the largest and most ambitious. We have learned a great deal from the experience and look forward to replicating this great model of partnership and collaboration with other sectors that want to become carbon literate.”

Dave Coleman from Carbon Literacy said:
“It has already been inspirational working with Welsh Housing Associations. Seeing and hearing the passion for collaborative working, and the level of commitment to reducing carbon footprint across their organisations, staff and communities is fantastic. We look forward to seeing the partnership continue to thrive and grow, and to seeing the results of that success, in the organisations, communities and the nation of Wales.”