A new Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit has been developed by The Carbon Literacy Project and Museum Development North West, in collaboration with Museum Development England, museums and Julie’s Bicycle.
Museums have an important role to play in tackling the climate crisis – not only by reducing the emissions created within the museum sector, but also as storytellers, stewards, and trusted public institutions with the power to influence others. To help museums accelerate their action against climate change, the Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit has been developed as part of the Roots & Branches project.
To launch the Toolkit, The Carbon Literacy Project and Museum Development North West are hosting a webinar on Monday 24th January from 2pm to 3.30pm where you can find out more about the Toolkit, how to use it, and how to access Carbon Literacy training through your Museum Development Provider. You will also hear from museums who will share their experiences of Carbon Literacy training.
To book your ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carbon-literacy-for-museums-toolkit-launch-tickets-240903146797
The Toolkit, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, will enable museums to access Carbon Literacy within their organisations.
For people working and volunteering in Accredited non-national museums in England, there will be opportunities to attend free Carbon Literacy courses delivered by your regional Museum Development provider. There will also be additional support to help you roll out the training in your own organisation through Train the Trainer workshops delivered by the Museum Carbon Literacy Officer at Museum Development North West.
All museums in the UK will be able to access the Toolkit from the 24th January via The Carbon Literacy Project website to roll it out in their organisations. For more information on the Toolkit and the wider Roots & Branches project, click here.