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Carbon Literacy Training Wednesday 3rd July 2024 13:00 United Kingdom

Price: £150.00

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Duration: 8 hours (2 x 4hr online sessions)
Session 1: 3rd July 2024, 1pm - 5pm
Session 2: 10th July 2024, 1pm - 5pm
Delegates: All members of the practice team.
Overview: Learn more about the climate and biodiversity crisis and how it impacts us as citizens and veterinary professionals. Understand how YOU and YOUR practice can reduce your impact.


XLVets has launched the Action Regen Project and, in collaboration with Vet Sustain and Jen Gale from Sustainable(ish), we're offering a Carbon Literacy course exclusively for Members. This course is suitable for anyone working in veterinary practice; support team, management, vets, techs, nurses & directors.

But what is 'Carbon Literacy'? Who is it for? And why is it so important?

  • Learn how sustainability can save money, raise your practice profile, attract clients, and retain staff
  • Opportunity to join the XLVets community Green Group, collaborate with XLVets colleagues and expand your network of sustainability-minded contacts
  • Grow your knowledge, skills, and confidence in sustainability
  • Become part of the climate crisis solution
  • Live online tutorials must be attended to gain your Carbon Literacy certificate; sessions will not be recorded.


  • 8 hours of interactive CPD training delivered online
  • Accessible and actionable content with further resources
  • Excellent value CPD with no travel or overnight costs
  • Attain a Carbon Literacy certificate

Course Content:

  • The science of climate change and the veterinary industry's contribution
  • The global, national, and local impact of climate change on veterinary practice
  • Predicted climate scenarios and the importance of current action
  • Actions at individual, practice, and professional levels to limit warming and its impacts, highlighting the business and personal benefits

Cost: £150.00 for the first member from each practice, then £125.00 per additional member (discount code provided after first registration). Practices are encouraged to sign up multiple members for a more effective and fulfilling experience.

Trainers: Jen Gale MRCVS, Founder of Sustainable(ish) and Laura Binnie MRCVS, Sustainability Lead at XLVets

Hear what other Carbon Literacy for Veterinary Professionals participants have had to say: 

"This course has been eye-opening, inspirational and motivating. I feel more equipped to make individual changes and support my team to make changes, now I have the understanding gained during the course." Saira Akhtar 

"Jen was brilliant! The course was very thorough and engaging. I loved the exercises and how it brought all the participants together over the sessions. It was very informative, well balanced and appropriate for all levels of knowledge. I now fully understand and acknowledge my carbon impact but more importantly I am inspired to immediately start implementing actions to reduce my emissions both as an individual and as a team member of a large specialist hospital. Thank you!"  Diccon Westworth

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