The Carbon Literacy Project has awarded Chelmsford City Council with an exciting accolade! We have received Bronze Award accreditation, recognising Chelmsford City Council as a Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO).
A Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO) is an organisation that has demonstrated its commitment to action on climate change and creating a low-carbon culture. The Carbon Literacy Project awards the accreditation to organisations that are demonstrating Carbon Literacy through its organisational behaviour. The CLO accreditation is a tiered system with Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, requiring increasing levels of commitment to continue taking action.
Chelmsford City Council is proud to announce we are the first district council in Essex with the CLO Bronze Award accreditation. Being carbon literate means we are aware of carbon costs and the impacts of everyday activities on climate change, and utilising our influence to take action on reducing emissions.
Last year,  we introduced carbon literacy training to our staff, in a drive towards our mission to net zero emissions by 2030 and support the local area to influence a lower carbon footprint. We look forward to taking this further, offering the training to more staff and aim to become a Silver level accredited Carbon Literate Organisation.