Green Champions Training - Introduction

The Green Champions Training Course is a free online training course for Scottish organisations.

The course has been designed to give you new skills and tools so that you can successfully improve the resource efficiency and environmental performance of your organisation - and, of course, save money too.

Written by resource efficiency experts, each short Green Champions training module packs in knowledge and experience that will accelerate your understanding of the benefits of resource efficiency and quickly teach you how to:

• identify cost savings and environmental improvement opportunities;
• effectively collect and analyse data; and
• be able to bring about change.

The Green Champions Training Course is delivered in two parts - planning modules and practical modules.

Planning Modules

These modules introduce the opportunities and threats that are driving Scottish organisations to become more resource efficient, and then quickly guide you, step-by-step, through the process of making your organisation more resource efficient.

Each planning module takes 10 - 15 minutes. You can access the modules sequentially, or just dip in to any module to access specific information. To acknowledge your progress through the course, a certificate is awarded on completion of each module. A course certificate is awarded once all the planning modules have been completed.

Practical modules

The practical series of modules provide training on a range of skills and techniques that will help you to bring about and enjoy savings for the long term.  You are encouraged to pick and chose the modules that are appropriate for your organisation, the practical modules cover: harnessing senior management buy-in; encouraging colleagues across your organisation to take action; and a series of modules providing practical advice on how to achieve waste, water and energy savings.

Don't stop at Green Champions: Make your learning go further

Make a Pledge

To take your Green Champions knowledge further, why not make a Resource Efficiency Pledge for your organisation and put your learning into practice.You could even include Green Champions training as part of your chosen Pledge Actions. Visit for further information and make a Pledge today.

Try the Savings Finder

You could also try the Savings Finder, a free online tool from Resource Efficient Scotland which generates a bespoke report for your organisation on where exactly resource efficiency savings could be made.