The Big C - Carbon


Course Overview:

In this short introductory training course, gain a basic understanding of carbon. Learn how carbon affects your tourism or hospitality business. Learn more about your carbon footprint and simple practices on how you can reduce your footprint.


By completing this programme, you will…

Understand why ‘carbon’ and rising levels of carbon dioxide are considered so damaging.

Understand what a Carbon Reduction Programme is.

Understand the term ‘Carbon Footprint’.

Know the difference between a primary carbon footprint and a secondary carbon footprint.

Appreciate what a tourism and hospitality business can do to reduce its primary carbon footprint.

What topics are covered in this course? 

  1.  Why is carbon so bad?
  2. What is causing carbon dioxide levels to increase?
  3. What is a Carbon Reduction Programme?
  4. What is a Carbon Footprint?
  5. What your business can do to reduce its Primary Carbon Footprint.


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How is this course relevant to the 2030 Global Sustainable Development Goals? 


In 2015, the United Nations published 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which address the global changes we face as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The United Nations’ Agenda is "a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future." At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. You can watch a summary video HERE

At The Tourism Space™, we have committed to raising awareness of how tourism can positively contribute to the global sustainability agenda.

This particular course helps with actions relating to Goal 13 Climate Action. 

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Your Trainer


Tina O'Dwyer
Sustainable Tourism Advocate


Tina O’Dwyer is a professionally certified coach, mentor and facilitator working exclusively with tourism enterprises.  She has extensively researched, implemented and evaluated approaches to sustainable and responsible tourism since 2011.  She is valued for the highly practical nature of her approach and her deep understanding of the perspective of the business owner or manager. In particular, her award-winning work with the Burren Ecotourism Network and the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark 2011-2018, has led her to being recognized as a pragmatic and motivational change maker in the space. She has demonstrated how sustainable and regenerative approaches to tourism can be made practical and palatable for tourism enterprises. Since 2017, Tina has continued to work with destinations and groups to develop sustainable development plans, industry toolkits and training resources. 

Tina has been recognised as a Thought Leader in High Performance Tourism, which she defines as tourism that delights visitors, champions places, benefits communities and celebrates profits - all at the same time! She speaks internationally on the topics of sustainable and regenerative approaches to tourism, food tourism, stakeholder engagement and collaboration.


Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for people in the early stages of their sustainability journey who would like a better understanding of carbon-related topics.

If you are keen to understand the core terminology of carbon and what it means in practical terms, then this is an ideal course for you!

In just over 13 minutes, this course will share the big-picture context around climate change. It will also identify how it relates to your business and will point the areas where you can make the most contribution.


What do I get in this course?

  1. A Training Video on the following areas:
    1. Why is carbon so bad?
    2. What is causing carbon dioxide levels to increase?
    3. What is a Carbon Reduction Programme?
    4. What is a Carbon Footprint?
    5. What your business can do to reduce its Primary Carbon Footprint.
  2. A downloadable copy of the slides used in the training video.
  3. An end of course assessment to review and consolidate learning.
  4. A Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the assessment.
  5. If you choose to become a Member (which includes all our short training courses), you'll also have the option to attend a weekly Q&A call with other learners from The Tourism Space. No need to be stuck when you can meet with one of our expert trainers every week and get your questions answered!


Did you know you get access to this course as well as our full library of short business trainings when you sign up for our Learner Plus Membership?
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