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Covered in this course
The Environmental Awareness Training course is broken down into 3 sections.
1) Global change
In this section, we look at what the environment actually is, what’s happening to it and why.
We cover climate change, biodiversity, human impact and finding the right balance.
2) How workplaces are affecting the environment
Workplaces are one of the biggest contributors to UK waste and carbon emissions. In this section, we look at local regulators, Duty of Care, Environmental policies and projects and incentives you can implement in your workplace.
This section is very much focused on the WORKPLACE and how organisations can make a real difference through the better use of resources and through good handling of waste and recycling.
3) How individuals can improve their carbon footprint
In the final section, we focus on individuals and how everyone can make a conscious effort to reduce waste and their carbon footprint.
We look at simple ways of reducing waste - small changes can make a BIG difference.
Environmental Awareness Certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Environmental Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Environmental Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Real user reviews
Based on 555 real user reviews.
I did not know how much recycling matters. Training gives good ideas which can be used both at home and at work
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I have found this training very interesting and have gained some useful tips to help me and my family be more environmental friendly.
Was okay didn't really learn much more from this course, from what I already knew about being environmentally aware
In life, it is the simple things that make all the difference and this Environmental Awareness Training course highlights amply the small things that will help to create a sustainable environment while saving money and the future of our children.
I found this training left out the biggest causes of environmental decline; which were and still is, governments and corporations. Governments allows corporations to essentially use all natural resources, and create pollution as a by product. By making me, the individual feel like us, as a race have contributed to the planets downfall, is bad marketing at the very least. Yes, we can all help, but if governments and large corporations were held more accountable and took more care for the planet, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Rant over.
This information related to global warming, and environmental awareness should be introduced in schools, on a very serious point of view, on a regular basis, to infiltrated this information to the new generations , because the big problem will be for them.
You've missed the most important thing any one person can do to make a difference: Campaign for / Support campaigns that aim to legislate against the retail and transport sectors which are the true damagers of the environment. We have no consumer power to change their practices due to the scale of these corporations. Shaming the public will only drive them away from the cause. Nothing said in this presentation is new or profound or even effective.
Legislations relating to Environmental Awareness
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environment Act 1995
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (as amended in 2008) and the Environment Act 1995 say that anyone who produces, handles or disposes of waste must make sure it’s done properly and safely. Businesses and households that don’t comply can be given fines or even prison sentences. The Control of Pollution Act 1974 and its 1989 Amendment regulate waste transportation and disposal, water pollution, air pollution and noise pollution, with fines for non-compliance. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme covers 31 countries. It limits the total amount of certain greenhouse gases that factories, power plants and airlines are allowed to emit, and lets companies buy, sell or trade their emission allowances.
It shall be a defence for a person charged under this act to prove: a) that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to to avoid the commission of the offence; or b) that he acted under instructions from his employer and neither knew nor had reason to suppose that the acts done by him constituted a contravention of [the Environmental Protection Act].
Other legislation relating to environmental awareness in the UK
The Clean Air Act 1993 places legal limits and prohibitions on smoke, fumes, dust and grit coming from fireplaces or furnaces in homes or business properties. It also regulates the composition of fuels used in cars and other engines.
The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006 cover the protection of native wildlife, management of non-native species, and the conservation of nature reserves, sites of specific scientific interest, and other natural environments.
The Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006 (amended in 2009) covers the environmental performance of businesses that manufacture, supply, use, recycle and recover electrical equipment.
The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty - an agreement between countries to help reduce our GLOBAL carbon footprint.