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Carbon Literacy training January 2023

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Date: Tuesday 17th January 2023

Our next round of Carbon Literacy training is now open for bookings from museums across the Midlands.

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? The Carbon Literacy course 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 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 10 January 2023 – the pre-recorded module will be sent to you. It lasts 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Tuesday 17 January 2023, 10am-12.30pm – Zoom session 1
  • Thursday 19 January 2023, 10am-12noon – Zoom session 2
  • Thursday 19 January 2023, 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 isn’t visible these training sessions are fully booked. Please email to join the waiting list.

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