Helping to reduce Malta’s carbon footprint
Project Carbon Green has been specifically designed by ICC Intercultural Consultancy & Training Director Maria-Gabriele Doublesin for CORE Platform, Malta’s representative of CSR Europe, which is funded through the Voluntary Organisation Project Scheme, managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector. In line with the 2021 Glasgow ‘People’s Climate Commitment’ Agreement, the aim of this project is to help to reduce Malta’s carbon footprint, encouraging a novel and effective way of project and other managerial types of office work. This entails addressing the current realities VOs are working in, as well as enhancing capacity building capabilities.
During COVID people worked online from home ,with the result that there was less traffic and less air pollution, but people worked longer hours and boundaries between work and private life were ill-defined. With the relaxing of the restrictions, people returned to their offices, bringing about a return to traffic jams, an increase in air pollution, commuting time and so on.
The project’s built-in research component will examine the general attitude towards hybrid working and the level of responsibility towards the environment.
CORE VOPS 2022 Project Carbon Green Training Programme
Training design Maria-Gabriele Doublesin
The project’s training programme is designed to help organisations develop and increase their capacity by enabling a shift from an outdated working style to a time-sensitive hybrid working model which is conducive to the elements needed to help create a carbon green sustainable environment. The project was designed with the idea that helping companies and VOs move towards a hybrid working model would also increase their capacity when it comes to attracting volunteers, allowing for more flexibility and creating new work as well as volunteers. Additionally, it generates possibilities for demographics that previously found it hard to adapt work to their various routines. Examples include youths in full-time employment or study, homebound individuals and mothers. This project aims to enhance VOs’ sustainability and improve their capability to foster inclusive citizen participation.