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DECARBONISATION

e-learning & comms

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course Authoring

Bespoke

learning and Development

The Blue Marble course authoring team can create bespoke digital learning content, on demand and at speed, in topic areas related to climate change, environment, sustainability and decarbonisation.
Use our e-learning to disseminate your carbon audit; tCO2e emissions by business area; your decarbonisation strategy and targets; changes in organisational attitudes and behaviours.
Blue Marble courses are authored by a team of teachers, activists, journalists, geographers, geologists, chemists, environmental scientists and e-learning experts. 

Accessing Courses

and LEARNING

Blue Marble courses are available in two formats.

The Blue Marble Digital Learning Platform. Blue Marble Digital Learning Platform is an easy access integrated learning environment. Our platform enables your employees to:

  • complete digital lessons
  • record their own learning on a digital note taker
  • join online seminar groups with subject experts and course authors
  • attend online masterclasses
  • meet course leaders in 1-2-1 tutorials
  • participate in course / peer chat groups and forums
  • track own learning progress
  • compete assessment tests and quizzes
  • meet other learners in social learning hub

 

As an employer you can access the learning records for your employees and check learning progress, attendance and achievement records. Sample module demonstration logins are available on request.

SCORM. Alternatively we can supply our courseware in SCORM format as a plug and play resource for your own LMS or VLE. Sample modules for compatibility testing are available on request.

Sample Module structure:

  1. Welcome from CEO / MD
  2. Course Outline and Purpose
  1. The carbon audit
  2. tCO2e emissions footprint
  3. tCO2e by business / operations area
  4. Knowledge check
  1. The decarbonisation strategy
  2. Carbon reduction targets
  3. Short, mid and long term actions
  4. Knowledge check
  1. What will we do differently ?
  2. Changes to work practice
  3. Supply chains and procurement 
  4. ‘Greening’ the office environment
  5. Professional development and training
  6. Knowledge check
  • Feedback survey
  • Employee suggestions and recommendations
COURSE PRIMER:

delivery Details

Weekly study
24/7
Duration
2 hours
Accreditation
Blue Marble
Cost
£35
Online
100% online
Support
Learning mentor
Level
introduction
Group Size
flexible

BACKRgOUND READING

The Urgency of Climate Change: Why We Need to Act Now

Climate change is a pressing issue that affects us all, and it’s not something that we can afford to ignore. The consequences of inaction are dire, and urgent action is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change. In this article, we’ll explore the causes and consequences of climate change, as well as the steps we can take to address this global challenge.
The science behind climate change

Climate change is caused by a variety of factors, including the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial processes. These activities release greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, into the atmosphere, which trap heat and cause the Earth’s temperature to rise. This warming trend has a range of consequences, including rising sea levels, more frequent and severe weather events, and the loss of biodiversity. The science behind climate change is well-established and widely accepted by the scientific community.

The current state of the planet

The current state of the planet is one of urgency when it comes to climate change. The Earth’s temperature is rising at an alarming rate, and the consequences of inaction are becoming increasingly severe. We are already seeing the effects of climate change in the form of more frequent and severe weather events, rising sea levels, and the loss of biodiversity. It’s clear that we need to act now to mitigate the worst effects of climate change and ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.

The impacts of climate change on the environment and human health

Climate change has far-reaching impacts on both the environment and human health. Rising temperatures and changing weather patterns can lead to more frequent and severe natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. These events can cause significant damage to infrastructure, homes, and businesses, as well as result in loss of life. Climate change also affects air and water quality, which can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular problems in humans. Additionally, changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can impact agriculture and food security, leading to malnutrition and hunger in vulnerable populations. It’s clear that the consequences of inaction on climate change are dire, and urgent action is needed to mitigate these impacts.

The economic costs of inaction

In addition to the environmental and health consequences of inaction on climate change, there are also significant economic costs. The costs of natural disasters alone can be staggering, with the 2017 hurricane season in the United States resulting in over $200 billion in damages. Climate change can also impact industries such as agriculture, tourism, and energy, leading to job losses and economic instability. On the other hand, investing in renewable energy and other climate solutions can create new jobs and stimulate economic growth. It’s clear that taking action on climate change is not only necessary for the health of the planet and its inhabitants, but also for the health of the global economy.

Solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

There are many solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including transitioning to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, improving energy efficiency in buildings and transportation, and implementing policies such as carbon pricing and emissions regulations. It’s important for individuals, businesses, and governments to take action to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. While the task may seem daunting, every small step towards reducing emissions can make a difference in the fight against climate change.

the Learning

support tEAM

Meet your Blue Marble course authors and learning support team:

Jessica Pickard

Blue Marble e-Learning platform administrator, Onboarding Supervisor and Learning Mentor

Jessica Pickard

Blue Marble e-Learning platform administrator, Onboarding Supervisor and Learning Mentor

Jessica is a teacher, trainer, author, journalist, researcher and e-learning author with more than 30 years experience. Her job is to convene your course, facilitate seminars and collect your feedback.

Jessica works with Blue Marble learning teams to continually improve curriculum content and e-learning interactions.

Shikwambi Nduuvako

Graduate Chemist, Waste Water Scientist, Namibia University of Science and Technology

Shikwambi Nduuvako

Graduate Chemist, Waste Water Scientist, Namibia University of Science and Technology.

Shikwambi holds an MSC in Applied Chemistry and Natural Sciences gain at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Now working towards a BENg (Masters of Environment Engineering) in Water Management Shikwambi helps facilitate our Understanding Sustainability seminars and tutorials.

James Griffiths

Postgraduate in Environmental and Climate Change Science, Kent University

James Griffiths

Postgraduate in Environmental and Climate Change Science, Kent University.

James has helped us produce the e-learning content on your course and will be supporting your seminar group.

Zuniara Nawaz

Blue Marble e-Learning platform administrator, Onboarding Supervisor and Learning Mentor

Zunaira Nawz

Blue Marble e-Learning platform administrator, Onboarding Supervisor and Learning Mentor

Zunaira is your Onboarding Supervisor and Learning Mentor. She works with you to make sure that you understand the course, what you have to do and how to do it.

She's on hand to trouble shoot and problem solves and knows our systems and processes inside. Zunaira IS our help desk !

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