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Rutland Climate Action supports the Carbon Literacy Action Day – Monday 4th December 2023

Rutland Climate Action supports the Carbon Literacy Action Day – Monday 4th December 2023

The Carbon Literacy Action Day will take place on Monday 4th December 2023 to coincide with
the UN COP28 Climate Negotiations – and you can be part of it.

What is the Carbon Literacy Action Day?
The Carbon Literacy Action Day will see the largest ever number of people participate and complete their days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training, and pledge positive action to reduce carbon emissions, in a single day. Thousands of people from organisations and communities across the world will take part, making this the world’s greatest climate education event to date.

What is Carbon Literacy?
Says Bill Stillman (Communications Officer) Rutland Climate Action: ‘Carbon Literacy is an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis. Taking part in the Carbon Literacy Action Day is important because it means:

  • Developing a greater understanding of the climate crisis and your footprint.
  • Understanding the different ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint as an individual, organisation or community.
  • Creating a positive change in your life, organisation, or community.
  • Developing a strong understanding of the impacts of climate change on the wider world and understanding climate injustice.
  • Working to create lasting change and hope for all.

Who can get involved in the Action Day?
Just like Carbon Literacy itself, the Carbon Literacy Action Day is for anyone and everyone – no
matter whether you are an individual, represent a community or belong to an organisation.
There already is a huge range of organisations from a breadth of sectors including Universities & Colleges, Local Authorities, Museums and Galleries, Healthcare, Automotive and many more, who will be participating in the Action Day.
Carbon Literacy includes you, no matter who you are or what you do

Why get involved in the Action Day?

  • Be a part of the largest low-carbon climate education day.
  • Get involved in an exciting event while COP28 takes place.
  • Develop a greater understanding of climate change and take immediate and effective action to tackle the climate crisis.
  • Be a part of the breadth and diversity of Carbon Literacy, as we witness people from all backgrounds and countries around the world, come together and complete their days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training.
  • Use the Action Day as a catalyst to generate increased levels of involvement, activity and Carbon Literacy within your community, organisation or way of life.
  • Show your commitment to climate action.

Carbon Literacy training session -5 free places

Change Agents UK, the Oakham based sustainability education charity and not-for-profit organisation, are kindly offering 5 free places on their Carbon Literacy training session on Monday 4th December to any climate action or community volunteers in Rutland who would like to become certified as Carbon Literate.

If you would like to participate in the Carbon Literacy Action Day, develop a greater understanding of climate change, or register your interest in Rutland Climate Action, please complete the contact form on our website: or contact Bill Stillman :

 Active Rutland Warning that climate change poses ‘serious threat’ to sport and physical activity in England

Warning that climate change poses 'serious threat' to sport and physical activity in England

Climate change is already negatively impacting levels of physical activity in Britain and without significant action, it will severely worsen sporting inequality, our chair Chris Boardman will say today.

Speaking at the Blue Earth Summit on Thursday, Chris will highlight Sport England analysis and data which shows:

Active Rutland are a physical activity development team from Rutland County Council, who bring together physical activity partners, promote and develop local opportunities and help people of all ages on their journey of physical activity.

Active Rutland — News

Forestry England Clipsham Farm

Forestry England are creating a new multi-purpose woodland on 220 hectares of land we’ve purchased at Clipsham Farm, which straddles the border of Rutland and Lincolnshire. We have purchased the site to create a new woodland that will enhance biodiversity, contribute to the local economy, provide a source of sustainable timber and opportunities for public access and recreation for the local community.

Work in progress

Over the coming months, we will be conducting a range of surveys to give us all the information we need to make sure the right trees are planted in the right place.

This woodland will be an important part of the work that Forestry England are doing to expand the nation’s forests as part of the Government’s Nature for Climate Fund.

We will talk to the local community along the way to help inform our plans.

Information page for Clipsham Wood (Clipsham Farm | Woodland creation | Forestry England),

Rutland welcomes £1m investment for electrical vehicle charging points
  • Five local authorities, including Rutland County Council and Midlands Connect submitted a successful bid for £935,355 Government funding
  • Funding will deliver 26 standard and 4 rapid charging points across Rutland
  • Bid will fund total of 322 standard and 27 rapid EV charging points across the Midlands
  • Projections suggest creation of 220 EV-related jobs in Rutland by 2032
  • Nominated charge point locations targeted towards areas with low % of off-street parking

Rutland County Council and partners are welcoming the news today that their £1million funding bid, as part of the Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot, has been successful. The County Council joined a partnership of five local authorities across the Midlands region, alongside Sub-National Transport Body Midlands Connect to submit the bid in June this year.

Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

EV charge-point grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties – installer guidance

How the electric vehicle charge-point grant scheme works, responsibilities for installers and how to make a claim.

EV ChargePoint grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties – installer guidance – GOV.UK (

Electric Vehicle Home-charge Scheme: guidance for installers

How the Electric Vehicle Home-charge Scheme works, responsibilities for installers and how to make a claim.

Electric Vehicle Home-charge Scheme: guidance for installers – GOV.UK (

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