We are officially a Carbon Literate Organisation!

In September 2022, Varndean College was awarded the Bronze status as a Carbon Literate Organisation. This accreditation is the visible ‘badge’ that shows we are both committed to Carbon Literacy and serious about maintaining our low carbon culture. We are incredibly proud of this achievement.

A Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO) is an organisation that has been accredited by The Carbon Literacy Project as having a substantial commitment to Carbon Literacy. This accreditation supports the development (in addition to the recruitment and retention) of a Carbon Literate workforce and requires an organisation to engage positively with its audience or community in developing and delivering low carbon

This follows the successful completion and subsequent implementation of the Carbon Literacy Qualification, a course which has been offered as a pilot scheme across Sussex colleges, with Varndean being one of the first in the country to offer this course. Achieving the Bronze CLO status is an important milestone for the college especially in light of the impending developments under the Masterplan.

The proposals within the plan seeks to improve the current college campus with works that ensure energy efficient buildings with a low carbon footprint in addition to the implementation of the college-wide sustainability projects such as the ecology garden.