Green Skills – resources and workplace case studies


Unionlearn has a growing selection of resources and workplace case studies to support and inspire learners and reps develop their own environmental initiatives in their workplaces. 

FBU Green Rep


SkillCheck – Green Skills and Environmental Awareness unit - Unionlearn has a growing series of units on its SkillCheck online tool including maths, English and IT. Joining the series is a Green Skills unit.

Publication – Cutting Carbon, Growing Jobs - green skills for a just transition - unionlearn's new publication exploring the issues

Publication – Just Transition for a greener, fairer economy -TUC report calling for a just transition. 

Webinar – Green Skills webinar - as part of the unionlearn [email protected] Lockdown webinar series a webinar to discuss 

Publication – Targeting Climate Change - TUC Education workbook that is slighly dated but still a very useful resource for reps


Workplace Case Studies

Unionlearn is developing a growing number of workplace case studies and will be adding to this section.

Building a sustainable future with the Green Skills Partnership - The Green Skills Partnership is rolling out a construction site upcycling scheme that re-routes unused new materials and fittings that would ordinarily be destined for landfill sites, into the hands of individuals and local communities.

UNISON Carbon Literacy training in Stockport - UNISON’s team of environmental reps at Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council is helping deliver peer-to-peer training at the local authority to equip staff with the knowledge and skills they need to protect and improve the environment.

BFAWU work with Greggs to go green - The Bakers Food and Allied Workers’ Union has been working with high street baker Greggs to train staff and raise environmental awareness.

Prospect helps energy workers transfer skills - When the Cottam Power Station in Nottinghamshire was lined up for closure, workers at the plant were worried about the future, but their union was keen to explore ways to transfer across workers to other parts of the energy sector - retaining these workers and their skills.