Carbon Literacy Training – last chance to book!

July 26, 2022

** Last chance to book **

Our second round of Carbon Literacy training is open for bookings across the Midlands.

Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) and West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) 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.

The course is made up of four modules – the first module is pre-recorded and there are three Zoom sessions.

  • Tuesday 2 August – the pre-recorded module will be sent to you. It lasts 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Tuesday 9 August, 10am-12.30pm – Zoom session 1
  • Thursday 11 August, 10am-12noon – Zoom session 2
  • Thursday 11 August, 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.

Action by a delegate to engage trustees: “To open conversations with Trustees about the carbon footprint of our home and work lives with an aim to appoint a Trustee to become a Carbon Executive with whom I can draw up a reasonable governance policy to shape the carbon impact of the Museum moving forward and that sets clear goals for achieving carbon neutrality.”

‌Insight from a trainer: “The ripple effect from this training is going to be massive. Delegates are planning to host monthly lunches across their museum, start a Green Team network for all working at a group of linked museums, and include green objectives in all the policies and actions for a new museum charity being formed. Exciting stuff.”

Maximum two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to trustees 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.

Click here to book (please note that all bookings are being made via the West Midlands Museum Development website)

If the booking page doesn’t appear these training sessions are fully booked. Please email to join the waiting list.

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