Education & Training
The Green Register is delighted to offer 30 fully funded retrofit training places for construction professionals based in Somerset. Learners meeting the eligibility criteria will benefit from training with The Green Register’s online Futureproof Essentials training course, which provides cornerstone knowledge on the key aspects of sustainable construction and retrofit.
The funded places are available through the Somerset Retrofit Accelerator project using Community Renewal Funding to support householders seeking energy-efficient renovation for their homes and to train construction professionals. Find out if you are eligible here.
Carymoor Environmental Trust is an environmental education and nature conservation charity, providing inspirational outdoor learning for schools and community groups.
Ham Hill is a 164 hectare (390 acres) country park centred on a huge Iron Age hill fort, and offers incredible views of the South Somerset Moors, Exmoor and the Mendip Hills. It is designated a nationally important geological area, and is home to rare and exciting wildlife and plant life.
Open to visitors seven days a week. Please visit the website to see what's on, including regular educational events.
Somerset CAN is a resource for all aspects of local climate action, both climate mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energy, zero-carbon projects, energy saving, business, travel & transport, food, flooding, drought, heat, health & wellbeing, recycling and more. Details of practical tips, events and how to get involved can be found on the website.
You can find out on the Somerset Trends website how we are doing in Somerset with historic and recent C02 emissions (via data-sets). There are both natural and human sources of carbon dioxide emissions. Natural sources include decomposition, ocean release and respiration. Human sources come from activities like cement production, deforestation as well as the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. The website serves the purpose of providing a broader repository of data and analyses relating to the Somerset economy, which can be accessed and interrogated by economic partners and stakeholders, as well as Somerset’s residents.
Here are a collection of training courses and videos by Somerset Wildlife Trust experts to help you learn more about different areas of conservation, get advice, and apply your learnings to your own community or land. This is all part of Somerset Wildlife Trust's aim of creating a wilder Somerset by 2030.
The videos include land management of churchyards (the Wilder Churches initiative), the restoration and creation of ponds and ideas for tree planting. Details can also be found about local events and visiting Somerset Wildlife Trust sites near you!
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is the UK Government's independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Their purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. The reports are available on their website.
Based at Kingsley School in Devon, the Earth Centre provides a unique and interdisciplinary approach to sustainability education in the U.K. offering recognised A level and vocational qualifications that can lead to a wide range of careers and university options.
CAT is an educational charity dedicated to researching and communicating positive solutions for environmental change. They provide extensive online resources and training, as well as recognised qualifications. CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research project showcases that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today. Find out more about what they do and how you can get involved.
The Climate Action Tracker is an independent scientific analysis that tracks government climate action and measures it against the globally agreed Paris Agreement aim of "holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C." See how the UK, and other countries, are doing.
Ashden's aim is to accelerate transformative climate solutions and build a more just world. Their awards, events, networks and analysis support climate innovation in the UK and developing countries around the world.
Climate champions and organisations on the frontline of the climate crisis are creating something extraordinary. A planet powered by low-carbon start-ups, bold green policies, liveable cities, better work and clean energy for all. Ashden can help these innovators attract investment and funding, build their networks, and create radical change.
Climate Outreach are leading experts in climate change communications, aiming to ensure impacts are understood, accepted and acted upon across society. They are a British charity focusing exclusively on public engagement with climate change, providing advice and resources to the public and businesses.