Seeds for Action Programme: In Focus Workshops

Workshops focusing on how we can build connections to support our climate work

South West Museum Development Programme

Three signs all pointing right. The top one says 'dream big', the middle one says 'set goals' and the bottom one says 'take action'As part of Roots & Branches, the Seeds for Action Programme aims to connect Carbon Literate Certified museum people, and the organisations they represent, across England to develop and build on their carbon reduction strategies and approaches to taking climate action.

This online programme, using Museum Development Programme funding from Arts Council England, is a chance to share your experiences of and ask others about the nitty gritty of implementing climate action around various areas of work.

By pooling our collective expertise and resources, we can save ourselves time and money, and tackle the climate emergency more effectively together.

From July 2024 to February 2026 there is a series of thematic In Focus Workshops focusing on how we can build connections to support our climate work.

The programme with be managed and delivered by Museum Development North on behalf of Museum Development England. The sessions will be facilitated by Catherine Mailhac, a Carbon Literate Freelancer, who is working with us to deliver the Seeds for Action programme.


What do the sessions involve? 

At these thematic workshops, we’ll be looking at how we can encourage positive conversations which lead to action within in our own organisations, with external partners, and with our audiences. There will be lightning talks from your fellow Carbon Literacy course graduates, and time to connect with others tackling similar issues.


During the sessions we will collectively explore: 

What are the challenges to taking action and how are we overcoming them?
What is making a positive difference and having the biggest impact in our organisations?
What research are we doing and what data is being gathered?
What useful templates, tools and top tips can we share with each other?


How to Book

There is a choice of sessions available for you to book on to, all taking place online for 1.5 hours. The next date is:

Tuesday 20 August 2024 10.00-11.30 Audiences, Artists and Partnerships – find out more and book via our events page

Please Note: By booking on a session, you agree for Museum Development North to share your booking information with your area Museum Development provider and the session host.

If there is anything we can do to help you get more out of the session, please contact [email protected]

Joining Instructions: You will receive joining instructions in advance of the session via email.