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Carbon Literacy for Museums – upcoming courses

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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Monday 5th September 2022

Three more rounds of Carbon Literacy training for 2022/23 are 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:

  • Pre-recorded module will be sent to you a week before the online sessions and lasts 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Zoom session 1 will be a Tuesday morning session 10am-12.30pm
  • Zoom sessions 2 and 3 will be held on the Thursday that week 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm

It’s important you are able to attend all three of the Zoom modules

Each course is the same and you only need to take part in one cohort.

The dates:

  • January 2023 Cohort
    • Pre-recorded module sent Tuesday 10 January 2023
    • Online modules Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 January 2023
  • March 2023 Cohort
    • Pre-recorded module sent Tuesday 7 March 2023
    • Online modules Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 March 2023

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 page doesn’t appear for your chosen cohort it means that it is fully booked. Please email to join the waiting list stating the cohort you would prefer to join.

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