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Ethical citizenship – Carbon footprint

In April 2019, the Minister of Education and Higher Education issued a Digital Competency Framework designed to develop our digital skills. This framework is defined by a set of skills necessary to the confident, critical and creative use of digital technologies to achieve objectives with regard to learning. The framework comprises 12 dimensions of digital competency.

At the end of this training, you will have tools for becoming aware of the impact of your use of digital technologies on your well-being and estimating the carbon footprint of your digital consumption.

Asynchronous training: the training videos are available online for the duration of your access.
A Memory Aid is available at the training platform for downloading and printing.

2 hours 30 minutes

75.95$ CAD

Course content

Partie 1 - General training

This introduction, narrated by Nathalie R. Bernier,
will help you:

  • To understand that your use of digital technology:

    • Has an impact on your physical and
      psychological well-being and quality of life

    • Has an impact on society,
      the economy and the environment

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Part 2 - Specific training

Learning about your carbon footprint ties in directly
with ethical citizenship.


The range of products and services available in our digital world is exploding. It is important to make a healthy adjustment to its influences and to manage your connectivity to and use of the Internet to avoid problems of web addiction and misuse of our resources.


Two training modules to prepare you for using digital technologies in a healthy way:

  • Module 1: The impact of your use of information technologies

  • Module 2: Taking action to reduce your IT footprint

Module 1 : The impact of your use of information technologies

  • IT’s environmental footprint

  • IT’s energy consumption

  • Carbon neutrality explained

  • Increasing IT consumption

  • Impact of metals used in manufacturing

  • Components of a mobile phone

Module 2 : Taking action to reduce your IT footprint

  • The carbon footprint of IT hardware

  • Examples of IT energy consumption

  • Energy consumption of networks

  • Measuring your footprint

  • How to reduce your digital carbon footprint

  • Greenwashing: a trap to evade

Evaluation and certificate

A training certificate will be issued at your request after you complete the training and successfully complete the evaluation.

Target clientele

This training is for individuals, professionals, companies and anyone who wants to learn about the impact of their use of information technologies and the resulting carbon footprint.


If you have any questions while completing the training, please send them to the trainer.


Nathalie R. Bernier – For the introductory module and the training on carbon footprint.


Interactive training in the comfort of your home

Durée de votre code d'accès a une formation interactive
Cours complet : 3 months
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