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Sustainability Training

SNI can offer a variety of training options for your organisation. All of our workshops and courses can be tailored to suit your individual needs, giving you the opportunity to develop  your knowledge in the areas most relevant to your organisation, guided by our knowledge and expertise of all areas of sustainability.


Carbon Literacy Training for SMEs in Northern Ireland

Sustainable NI can provide certified Carbon Literacy Training, recognised by the Carbon Literacy Project. Each participant who completes the course will recieve internationally recognised Carbon Literacy Certification. Carbon Literacy invovles 1 full day of learning. With this SNI course you can choose to take this as 1 full day, 2 half days, or the option of taking half a day of self-directed learning to do in your own time, guided by our resources, followed by a half-day face-to-face session, either in person or online to complete your training and gain your certification. The course covers the science of climate change, impacts locally and internationally, how your everyday actions within the context of your place of work contribute to your carbon footprint and how you can take action to reduce this. Each participant takes a Carbon Action Pledge, making a commitment to 1 personal action, and 1 group action to reduce their carbon footprint.

Please get in touch to arrange a course for your organisation. Each course costs £3000 per cohort of up to 20 learners. We also run a number of sessions throughout the year for which individuals can register at a cost of £150 per person.


SNI also offers a range of other courses we have developed to aid your organisations in advacing their sustainability knowledge in a range of areas. These courses start at £1500, and can be tailored to suit your needs. The below courses can accomodate up to 40 participants. Please get in touch with to discuss any of these options further.

Sustainability and Net Zero Introduction

This course provides an introduction to all areas of sustainability and the key concept of Net Zero. It provides an introduction to the 3 areas of sustainability: environment, social and governance, exposing participants to the key challenges and opportunities of sustainable development. Participants will gain a strong foundational understanding of the fundamental issues around climate change, carbon footprints, net zero, social value and good governance, from which you can build a stronger, more sustainable organisation. 


Sustainable Capital Projects

Capital projects and the built environment sector have a huge environmental and carbon impact. This course provides participants with an understanding of both embodied carbon and operational carbon associated with capital projects, considering Whole Lifecycle Assessment from raw material extraction through to end-of-life and disposal.  It explores the opportunities to integrate sustainability into capital project design, presenting strategies and solutions to reduce embodied carbon and enable participants to develop more sustainable projects.


Sustainable Procurement

Our Sustainable Procurement Workshop enables those in both the public and private sectors to develop a greater understanding of the principals and processes of sustainable procurement. Considering both the environmental and social impact of where you spend your money, you will learn how to integrate these considerations into decision making and embed sustainability into all practices throughout your organisation.

Please get in touch with to discuss any of these options further.



"The training provided by Sustainable NI was positively received, with many senior members of staff valuing the practical ideas and suggestions to integrate sustainability into everyday decision-making at the Council" 

Emma Adair, Sustainability Manager

Ards and North Down Borough Council