Tai Tarian’s Aled to lead carbon literacy consortium
Tai Tarian’s Aled Guy has been elected as chair of the Carbon Literacy Cartrefi Cymru (CLCC) Consortium, a group of 27 housing associations which aims to increase carbon literacy within their organisations.
The project, which was launched last year, will give people 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.
Aled, who leads the Neath Port Talbot based housing provider’s Copper Foundation employment initiative was chosen to chair the group due to his experience in project management and climate literacy.
He also used his experience of working in the post-16 education sector to create the consortium’s carbon literacy course. The accredited course has been designed to increase the knowledge of staff within the housing associations on the subject.
Speaking after his appointment, Aled said:
“I am thrilled to have been appointed chair of the CLCC. Working to create a sustainable planet is important for many of the social landlords in Wales and this consortium brings them all together to share expertise and experience, as we work together to help achieve this aim.
“At Tai Tarian, we have made a commitment to change our behaviours today for the generation of tomorrow and I know that that ambition is also shared by my fellow consortium members.
“The ambition we all have to reduce the carbon footprint of our organisations, staff and communities is fantastic. Whilst there is a lot of work to do, there is an enthusiasm and willingness in the group to look at ways in which we can all improve what we do and make a real difference to people’s lives.”
The consortium’s work to educate staff to become more carbon literate is part of Tai Tarian’s pledge to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2030. Amongst their other initiatives are planting thousands of trees in the community, introducing electric vehicles to their fleet and beginning a major project to upgrade some of their 9000 homes to be more energy efficient.