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Carbon Literate Organisation Awards

December 2016 by

Coronation Street Hosts First Carbon Literate Organisation Awards

As 2016 comes to a close, we wanted to share some of the good stuff that has been achieved this year. And we wanted to shine a bit of limelight on some very deserving organisations.

As many of you may already know, we held our inaugural Carbon Literate Organisation Awards in November – in Nick’s Bistro on the set of Coronation Street – as hosted by ITV Studios. Even if we do say so ourselves the awards were an absolutely fantastic success, with the Project accrediting no less than fourteen organisations as Carbon Literate Organisations (CLOs). That’s fourteen organisations that are each actively designing CL training, delivering it to their staff and other organisations, and are acting as major advocates for The Carbon Literacy Project.

The CLO Awards were such a success, not just because of our fantastic hosts, but because of the hard work of each of these organisations. We are proud to have been able to bring them together into the same room (and what a room!) to celebrate their achievements, and as social proof of our growing low carbon culture.

Speeches from Paul Dennett (Mayor of Salford); Tony Lloyd (interim Mayor of Greater Manchester); John Whiston (ITV Managing Director); Sally Webster and Joe Duttine (actors from Coronation Street), kicked-off the event. ITV Managing Director Continuing Drama, John Whiston, said: “Carbon Literacy is an increasingly important requirement for all industry, not least for television production. I’m proud of the work the ‘Corrie’ team has done, and continues to do, towards reaching their sustainability goals. It was great to be able to both host the awards as well as to receive one on our ‘home turf’ – turf which we continue to make sure has a low a carbon footprint as possible.”

To have such a wide range of organisations pulling out the stops like our fourteen winners did is an extraordinary statement of intent. Award winners came from a wide range of sectors including housing, media, engineering, culture, social enterprise and local government. They include Manchester Museum, engineering firm Jacobs, Peel Media, Northwards Housing, BBC Children’s and the Coronation Street production team (the latter of whom are pictured above, with Ali Abbas (left), Chair of the Carbon Literacy Trust).

The Project developed the Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO) accreditation to offer organisations a visible ‘badge’ that showcases them as (i) committed to Carbon Literacy, (ii) having a substantial number of people who are Carbon Literate, and (iii) having a commitment to support its Carbon Literate people and maintain its low carbon culture. If your organisation interested in becoming accredited as a Carbon Literate Organisation, find out more here.


The First Fourteen Accredited Carbon Literate Organisations in the World

Without further ado, it is our pleasure to announce the accreditation of the following fourteen organisations: –


Bronze CLOs Silver CLOs Gold CLOs Platinum CLOs
BBC North Great Places Housing Group Manchester Museum Northwards Housing
The University of Manchester ITV Studios – Coronation Street dock10 Peel Media
Manchester City Council BBC Children’s Manchester Climate Change Agency
St Vincent’s Housing Association Ltd New Charter Group
Jacobs UK Ltd

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