In response to the accelerating threat of global environmental catastrophe, low-carbon living expert Mukti Mitchell has joined up with leading green thinkers to present the new Carbon Ambassadors course, sharing simple tools everyone can use to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their quality of life.
Running from Friday 28 May to Friday 09 July, the seven-week course, held in association with Carbon Savvy and the Resurgence Trust, will explain how to reduce emissions in all key areas of life, including food, shopping, transport, heating your home and holidays and travel.
Designed for councillors on climate change committees, sustainability managers for businesses, teachers, MPs and anyone wanting to make decisions and communicate about carbon reductions, the Carbon Ambassadors course will consist of seven weekly two-hour sessions, providing a big picture overview and the details on low-carbon living.
Guest speakers for the course include Satish Kumar, Penney Poyzer and Peter Owen Jones.
Low-carbon living overview
The course will be led by Mukti, who will kick-start the first session on Friday 28 May with an overview of how to reduce your carbon footprint.
Best known for sailing an eco-micro yacht around Britain to promote his message that reducing your carbon footprint improves your quality of life, Mukti has 25 years’ worked experience in the field of low-carbon living.
Guest speakers to be featured during the remaining six sessions include renowned environmental activist and editor emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, Satish Kumar, who will give a talk and Q&A for the Shopping session (11 June) on the importance of buying lasting, durable products.
Maverick vicar and BBC TV’s ‘Extreme Pilgrim’ Peter Owen Jones will talk about low-impact travel during the Holidays session (18 June), reflecting on the original meaning of holiday (‘holy’ day).
Broadcaster and environmentalist Penney Poyzer, dubbed ‘The Queen of Green’, retrofitted her house on BBC2’s No Waste Like Home . She will share tips for conserving energy in the home during the Heating session (02 July).
Other guest speakers include author Barbara Haddrill who famously travelled from Wales to Brisbane by land and sea (Transport, 04 June); Nic Marks, creator of The Happy Planet Index (Quality of Life, 25 June) and Jonathan Smith, organic food grower, who co-developed the concept of carbon farming with his Farm Carbon Toolkit and Farm Carbon Calculator (Food, 09 July).