Green Champions

Green Champions

Project: Green Champions
Client: Zero Waste Scotland
Solution: Online training portal

Resource Efficient Scotland is a programme managed by Zero Waste Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government to provide free resource efficiency advice and support to Scottish organisations. To complement the project implementation support offered by the programme, and in order to help build long lasting capacity, and the skills and knowledge of organisations across Scotland, Ricardo-AEA developed an online, self-learning resource efficiency training course – Green Champions training. The Green Champions Training Course consists of a number of training modules accessible to registered users. Written by resource efficiency experts and delivered via an engaging, purpose-built website, each module lasts 10 - 15 minutes. Each module is designed so that it can be accessed sequentially as part of a course, or individually to provide topic specific stand-alone leaning outcomes. The user interface tracks and rewards users as they progress through the modules: downloadable personalised module certificates are automatically awarded on completion of each module and a course completion certificate is automatically awarded should the user compete all modules.

The web site uses the Open Source LAMP technologies. In this case M is for MySQL and the P is for PHP and not Perl or Python. It uses the Open Source Drupal framework version 7 and extended using third-party modules written by the Drupal community available from the Drupal web site. The theme use the Drupal community provided Zen theme as a base and then extended to the customer specification for look and feel. PDF creation uses the Open Source TCPDF framework. The content management functionality uses the open source JavaScript base TinyMCE to provide a rich text editor, one of the many rich text editor supported by the Drupal community extension. The open source SWFObject Javascript library is used to provide support for added Flash based content and/or streaming videos.