Carbon Literacy Programme – Fully booked

Living walls covered in plants, seen on white buildings with blue skyMuseum Development England, in partnership with Manchester Museum and The Carbon Literacy Project, has developed a new online Museums’ Carbon Literacy Toolkit that is being rolled out by Museum Development teams across England.

We’re excited to offer this programme for museums of all sizes in the South West region. The Toolkit and training are part of the Roots and Branches project, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Please note: this course is now fully booked, but we will repeat it later in the year for those who were unable to register in time. 

By attending all three sessions, you (as an individual, not an organisation) will be certified as Carbon Literate. You can then share your course knowledge with staff, trustees and volunteers at your museum. This will help you focus on sustainability and lowering your carbon footprint.

About the sessions:

PART 1: Wednesday 2 February – self-directed online learning module
This needs to be completed in your own time, by Wednesday 9 February. It takes 90 minutes, and covers a basic introduction to climate change.

PART 2: Wednesday 9 February, 10.00 – 12.30, via Zoom
The impacts of climate change, and what museums can do to reduce them. We will also look at equity and vulnerability.

PART 3: Wednesday 16 February, 10.00am – 11:45am (morning session) and 1pm – 2.45pm (afternoon session). Please attend both sessions
Today we’ll discuss carbon budgets, carbon footprints, policy, and action planning.

This is a three-part programme, with a maximum capacity of 18 attendees.

Please note: attendees must attend all three sessions to be certified as Carbon Literate. You cannot send a colleague in your place. 

Who should attend?

This course is for volunteers and paid staff who work across all service areas from Accredited Museums or those working towards Accreditation in the South West. We advise that, where possible, two people from your organisation attend the course (each will become certified) for peer support when developing your pledges.