Event Details

Using the Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums to develop understanding of the climate crisis and how to take positive action at your museum.

What is Carbon Literacy?

In this course you’ll learn about climate change and the impact of carbon emissions, the role museums can play in addressing climate change, and explore some practical strategies to make your museum more sustainable.

The course is a mix of information and group discussion, giving you the change to connect with other museum people in the region and exchange ideas.

Further details about Carbon Literacy for Museums.

“I thought this course was one of the most worthwhile I have done”

“It was a great level for me, I feel able to move forward and progress our work in this area as a result”

Who is it for?

Paid staff, freelancers and volunteers who work across all service areas in museums in the East and South East of England. Museums do not need to be registered with the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme.

What does the course involve?

The course is delivered online in modules. By booking on a Carbon Literacy course, you are committing to undertake 7.5 hours of online training.

Session 1: Course introduction and Climate Change documentary narrated by David Attenborough watched independently.

Session 2: Tuesday 23 April 10:00-12.30.

Impacts of climate change, equity and vulnerability, the roles of roles of museums in tackling the climate crisis and green recovery.

Session 3: Tuesday 30 April 10:00-12:00 and 13.00-15:00.

Carbon budgets, the UK and international policy, carbon footprints, action planning, talking about climate change.

To become certified as Carbon Literate, you must complete the entire course and submit individual and organisational pledges to make a significant and meaningful difference to your carbon impact. The course includes significant discussion around the pledges, and support will continue after the course to help you decide on your pledges.

Trainers: Su Booth, Charlotte McGreavy, and Alex Gordon-Jones (all SHARE)

Location: Online via Zoom

Please login 5 minutes before start time

Duration: 2.5 hours

Please note, these tickets are for museums located in the East and South East of England. Museums do not need to be registered within the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme, but attendees should not be from a private collection.

If you have any further questions, you may find them answered on our FAQs page.

Terms & Conditions:

For full details of our programmes conditions, see our Terms & Conditions on our website

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • That you are from an East of England or South East museum.
  • It is a condition of receiving this ACE/NLHF funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.
  • By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.

This session has been funded by Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

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