Would you like to better understand the challenges and solutions related to the climate emergency and support increased community awareness and action?  If you do, please register to participate in free Climate Conversations training for North Lanarkshire residents and staff and volunteers from local community and voluntary sector (CVS) organisations.  

The free training will: 

  • strengthen participants understanding of climate and related challenges and solutions 
  • help participants discuss climate issues more confidently in in their organisation and/or the wider community  
  • support participants to become a North Lanarkshire Climate and Green Wellbeing Champion and be part of our local movement to support community-based action on these vital issues.  

The training is provided in two parts: a three-hour online session and a full day in-person session. The in-person session will be held in a community venue in North Lanarkshire.  

You can book the training in either February or March 2024, with in-person dates confirmed as follows: 

Once you register for one or other of the in person dates you will be offered options for the online training session which will held a week beforehand with an evening and day time.  

Following the training participants, will be supported to facilitate “climate conversations” in their organisation and/or community. This will include: 

  • an invitation to join a North Lanarkshire Climate and Green Wellbeing Champions Network which provide peer support 
  • access to the forthcoming digital Lanarkshire Climate Hub Climate and Green Wellbeing Guides (which have been prepared by VANL staff) as well as other information 
  • support from VANL staff.  

You can book your place on this training here. Please book early to avoid disappointment as there are limited places.  

If you have any queries, please contact munro.fraser@vanl.co.uk 

Background to the Training 

This training is organised by VANL and delivered by trainers from the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN).   Costs for this training and related developments are covered by the newly established Lanarkshire Climate Hub which has received initial funding from the Scottish Government’s Community Climate Team

This training offer is part of VANL’s Community Climate and Green Wellbeing Project which is building community capacity and awareness on health, the natural environment, and climate action.  This project is also part of the Action on Climate Together North Lanarkshire, which VANL supports in liaison with the public sector and CVS.