SEES postgraduate becomes University's first Carbon Literacy Trainer
Zainab Bibi, a current PhD student in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has become the first certified Carbon Literacy Trainer from The University of Manchester.
Carbon literacy is a globally unique low-carbon culture change initiative that takes form through a day's worth of learning. Carbon literacy learning encompasses climate change science, its effects and its solutions. It combines relevance and action to drive low-carbon choices wherever it takes root.
One of the key features of carbon literacy is that training is delivered by peers - pupil to pupil or by regular teachers in schools and colleges, by workmates, colleagues or peers in the workplace, or by friends and neighbours in the place you live.
Being a certified trainer, Zainab has joined the network of Carbon Literacy Trainers operating globally. Zainab is a passionate environmentalist and her past work has also received many accolades, including a Queen's Young Leaders Award, which was presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in June 2016 at Buckingham Palace.
The Carbon Literacy Project has won a Highly Commendable Award at the Better World Showcase awards ceremony. The project has run its first-ever session at The University of Manchester, and so the award is a fantastic achievement at this stage.