Are you frustrated with your colleagues or staff behaviour towards environmental issues?

Do you despair with people's behaviours around:

  • Environmental impacts and considerations

  • Recycling correctly at work

  • Single-use disposable items and a throwaway culture

Would you like to understand?

  • What motivates your colleagues and staff?

  • How to engage people to make positive changes?

  • Why your existing efforts aren't working?

This course is designed for people who want to:

  • Understand people better

  • Make positive changes in their workplace

  • Communicate better

Join now and kick-start behaviour change in your workplace


For your business and team:

  • Better understanding of different people types

    Get to grips with the drivers and values of different people types so you can understand what motivates them

  • An initiative to trial

    By the end of these lessons, you will have a trial campaign that you can implement to address the behavioural challenges in your workplace

  • Staff retention and engagement

    Environmental issues are top of mind for many people, and knowing their work is aligned with their values can improve staff retention and engagement

  • Money saving opportunities

    Reducing your business's environmental impacts can often have cost-saving benefits from reduced resource usage and waste creation

Behaviour change theories

Get to grips with all the influences on behaviour:

  • Psychological

  • Sociological

  • Infrastructure

Knowledge & practical action

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Apply relevant behaviour change theories to scenarios

  • Analyse influences that are affecting behaviours

  • Develop better communication materials

  • Inspire change within your workplace

Watch Intro Video

Watch the introduction

with the course presenter

Course commitment

We offer flexibility that fits with your schedule. You can access the content any time, at your own pace

  • Access for 1 year

    From once you make the payment

  • Short video lectures

    3-10 min videos
    that you can watch at your own pace

  • Practical activities

    Optional practical activities that can be completed at any time

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Bonuses

  • 2


    • Introduction

    • CPD Accreditation

  • 3

    Behaviour change schools of thought

    • Do you know?

    • Stages of change theory

    • Psychological approaches to behaviour change

    • Activity: What psychological drivers are at play in your office?

    • Sociological approaches to behaviour

    • Activity: Applying social practice theory to behaviour

    • Links

    • Knowledge check

    • Learning Action

    • Why single-use plastics are so attractive?

  • 4

    Understanding people types

    • Do you know?

    • People types

    • Activity: People types and persona avatar

    • Activity: Journey mapping

    • Links

    • Knowledge check

    • Learning Action: People types and journey mapping

  • 5

    Designing Initiatives

    • Do you know?

    • Designing initiatives

    • Knowledge check

    • Learning Action: Designing an initiative

  • 6

    Communicating an initiative

    • Do you know?

    • Communication barriers

    • Successful communications

    • Activity: Communicating an initiative

    • Case study: Refill

    • Knowledge check

    • Learning Action: Communication

  • 7


    • Do you know?

    • Gamification

    • Activity: Gamification

    • Links

    • Knowledge check

    • Learning Action: Gamification

  • 8


    • Learning Action Assignments

    • Feedback

  • 9

    You did it!

    • Congrats and next steps!

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Introductory Rates

Get your team involved

To discuss a team package, get in touch with us!

If you have a green team with people working across different departments, we can offer a team package so everyone can benefit from the content. We can offer you further support and feedback. Email us with your team size and we'll give you a quote.


Sustainability & Behaviour Change Consultant

Livvy Drake

Livvy has a wealth of experience delivering behaviour change and waste reduction campaigns. Livvy works with the City to Sea and Refill team on plastic-reduction and reusables campaigns. Her talks and workshops are delivered in a way that makes complex and confusing topics accessible and entertaining.


Here's what attendees of our workshops have to say

"The process allowed me to work out how I can take the theory back to my workplace and work on real-world solutions"

“I have a better understanding of what motivates people, workshopping live ideas was also really helpful to get the brain working”

Earn CPD points

With the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

In addition to gaining practical knowledge and the power to make change. You can also get recognition for your studies with certification and CPD(Continuous Professional Development) points from the IOEE (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship).

Bonus Material

  • The Tipping Point: Where does our waste go?

    This 1.5-hour live talk covers what happens to our waste detailing different material types and waste management systems

  • 30 day plastic challenge

    A guide for people looking to reduce single-use plastic in their day-to-day life.

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Introductory Rates

Want to do more than a behaviour change initiative?

Our full 6-week course supports you to better understand plastics and packaging. You’ll also learn how to do an audit, work with your supply chain and deliver behaviour change in your workplace


  • Will the lessons be available all at once?

    Yes. But we recommend that you do one section at a time, taking time to do the activities so the learning really embeds.

  • Are the activities compulsorary?

    No. These are optional and can be done at a time that suits you. We will provide downloads and guidance for undertaking practical activities that can be applied to your workplace.

  • Who are the Sustainable Sidekicks?

    We are here to support your sustainability journey with our knowledge and experience in waste reduction, behaviour change and engagement campaigns. We have a range of backgrounds from event sustainability, plastics and food waste reduction campaigns as well as corporate and student engagement campaigns.

  • I don't have time for a course, can you come to my business and do an audit?

    Yes, we offer consultancy services. Head to and drop us an email through the contact form.

  • Still have questions?

    Then drop us an email courses [at]

67% of SME's would like to inspire behaviour change in their workplace

In collaboration with

City to Sea, the team behind Refill.