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Carbon Literacy for Industrial Heritage Museums

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Date: Tuesday 13th June 2023

Reducing your energy usage means reducing your energy bills, benefitting both your budget and the planet.

The course will use the Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit developed by Museum Development and the Carbon Literacy Trust, with tailored case studies from Industrial Heritage sites across England and with specialist support from Mike Nevell, Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England and Ian Bapty, Museum Development Manager, North East.

What is a Carbon Literacy course? Becoming Carbon Literate will give you an understanding of what climate change is, the scale of its effects, and how museums fit into the global, national and local picture to address climate change. You become Carbon Literate by making an individual pledge, and an organisational pledge to take back to your museum, of what you can do, and is in your power to achieve, to make a significant difference to your carbon impact.

Who can attend? Anyone – we welcome all trustees, managers, volunteers and paid staff from museums across England who want to understand the part they can play in tackling the climate emergency. The course will be particularly beneficial to those involved in Industrial Heritage sites, however staff and volunteers from other types of museums are welcome too.

What’s involved? The course is made up of four modules – the first module is pre-recorded and there are three Zoom sessions:

  • Tuesday 6 June – the pre-recorded module will be sent to you. It lasts 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Tuesday 13 June, 10am-12.30pm – Zoom session 1
  • Thursday 15 June, 10am-12noon – Zoom session 2
  • Thursday 15 June, 1pm-3pm – Zoom session 3

Attendees will be certified as Carbon Literate once they’ve successfully completed the course. Therefore, it is essential you are able to attend all three Zoom sessions.

Maximum two attendees per organisation. Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the East Midlands and West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

This event will be auto captioned through Zoom. If you would benefit from other forms of access support, including live captioning, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require. 

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

If the booking button isn’t showing these training sessions are fully booked. Please email to join the waiting list.

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