Carbon Literacy: a solid choice for corporate sustainability training

Two Grain Sustainability consultants delivering carbon literacy training

By Laura Adams and Sophie Harbert What is Carbon Literacy? The nonprofit Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) promotes training for individuals and organisations across the world to become ‘Carbon Literate’. The CLP defines Carbon Literacy as ‘an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on […]

Galvanised by the climate crisis

Climate Fresk workshop showing cards and markers

Recently, Grain consultants Sophie, Mary, and I did a Climate Fresk at the Islington Climate Centre. I had first heard about Climate Fresk through my CISL group — my cohort who studied Business Sustainability Management at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in 2020 — but it had taken me a while to participate in […]

GHG accounting news you can use

Students learning about wind turbines in classroom

Released in June, it was a summer splash, full of energy, lavish attention to detail, and thought-provoking insights. No, not the Barbie movie. We’re talking about the UK Government greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2023. The conversion factors are published in handy spreadsheet form by the UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, formerly […]

How sustainable is AI?

Robotic hand pressing a keyboard on a laptop

Despite being a relatively new phenomenon, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly appearing in modern-day life as technology replicating human actions. That may take the form of chatbots like ChatGPT, image generators, voice recognition like Siri or Alexa, or even driverless cars. Because using AI is instantaneous with no evident emissions associated with its use, the […]

Ground-breaking food and drink eco-labelling scheme to be piloted in September

Two people looking a food label in supermarket

A food and drink eco-labelling scheme has been put together by Foundation Earth, a newly-formed non-profit organisation backed by UK and European governments, global food giant Nestlé and British brands including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, the Co-op and Costa Coffee. It is based on a system developed Mondra, a company which helps food system players […]