634 museum staff, volunteers and trustees have become Carbon Literate through Museum Development England since November 2021.
Reducing your energy usage means reducing your energy bills, benefitting both your budget and the planet.
West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) are partnering to deliver several rounds of training, using the Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit developed by Museum Development and the Carbon Literacy Trust as part of the national Roots and Branches project.
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.
What’s involved? The course is made up of four modules – the first module is pre-recorded and there are three Zoom sessions:
- Tuesday 27 February – the pre-recorded module will be sent to you. It lasts 1 hour 30 minutes
- Tuesday 5 March, 10am-12.30pm – Zoom session 1
- Thursday 7 March, 10am-12noon – Zoom session 2
- Thursday 7 March, 1pm-3pm – Zoom session 3
You only need to book once for the whole course.
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 and undertake all course activities in full.
Bookings close: 5pm, Monday 19 February
Maximum two delegates 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 prior to each event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email by the day before the event please contact us.