Museums taking action against climate change – get involved!

July 22, 2021

MDEM and partners are pleased to be launching the Roots and Branches project, a collaboration between The Carbon Literacy Project, Museum Development England and Manchester Museum, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It aims to train and certify 1,500 people from 300 museums as Carbon Literate over the next two years and give an opportunity for museums to converse, experiment, and test new ideas for a more sustainable future.

The launch of Roots and Branches will coincide with the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November 2021 when The Carbon Literacy Project hope to see the most people Carbon Literacy trained on that day than ever before.

From 9th August to 12th November 2021, on the run up to and during COP26, a social media campaign will run for all museums to join in with, showcasing how the museum sector is responding to the climate crisis. The #MuseumCarbonStories campaign has a schedule of weekly themes linked to environmental sustainability that participating museums can respond to over 14 weeks.

How to get involved:

See  roots-and-branches-social-media-campaign-schedule to get involved in the #MuseumCarbonStories social media campaign, including the schedule of weekly themes – running 9th August – 12th November.

See Roots and Branches – museum involvement to find out more about Roots and Branches and for information on how you can get involved.

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