How is the program delivered?
We’ve designed the program to be as environmentally friendly as possible so everything can be easily accessed online via our chosen learning management system – Tribal Habits – which supports desktop and tablet devices and mobile phones. Because the program contains lots of videos to support your learning, your chosen device should have a speaker and/or be able to insert headphones. And of course, you'll need reliable high-speed internet access.
We recommend you visit the Tribal Habits website for more information about browser and device compatibility.
What will I learn?
We support participants to become Climate Champions who work with their team to implement changes that improve environmental sustainability. As a Climate Champion you'll learn about key aspects of sustainability in veterinary practice, and how making improvements in these areas helps conserve precious natural resources, reduce pollution and, most pressingly, mitigate climate change.
The Climate Care Program comprises an introductory module and six sequential content based modules, each addressing a different sustainability topic. We cover water, waste/recycling, energy, procurement and chemicals. We'll provide guidance about how to get the most out of each module, depending on the time the Climate Champion has available. The program employs a variety of fun learning strategies to engage and inspire you, such as audio/video clips, case studies, Q&A, hotspots, flip cards and how-to-cards to name a few. These strategies provide flexibility yet scaffold and guide learning. Learn more.
Through participating in the Climate Care Program, your practice will experience many benefits including:
- Reducing your environmental impact
- Motivating and educating your team
- Helping to protect animal habitats
- Reducing costs and adding value
- Attracting and retaining dedicated staff
- Increased client loyalty
- Networking opportunities
Is the program eligible for CPD Points?
Yes! The Climate Care Program is a recognised professional development course with the relevant materials to make a credentialed course eligible for CDP. Read more.
What do I get when I complete the program?
Both the Climate Champion and their practice will receive a Certificate of Completion. In order to complete the program, Climate Champions are required to meet certain minimum engagement criteria. For example: view required content; conduct assessments of their workplace that evaluate and track water and energy usage and waste streams; implement sustainability solutions; share their achievements with their team and clients; and complete regular surveys positioned throughout the modules to provide valuable feedback.