As part of our work towards becoming a more environmentally conscious organisation, we’ve joined an initiative to help us to look at how we might reduce our carbon emissions and to raise awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities, on an individual, community and organisational basis
The Carbon Literacy Project is a unique project, working with everyone who lives, works or studies, and offers training to the Carbon Literacy Standard. Once Carbon Literate, we have an instinctive understanding of the carbon impacts of our activities, are able to make informed choices, and act positively to address climate change and reach net zero.
Leading the whole team on this journey are Jane, our General Manager and Dorcas, our Special Project Curator. After attending workshops with the Carbon Literacy Trust, we have created the following action plan:
- Engage with our friends in the museum sector to learn about some of the things they are already doing and work together on ideas to take further action against climate change.
- Hold training sessions to help us think about how we might better manage our sustainability within our museum and galleries, to inspire us to make changes and become certified as ‘carbon literate’
- Form a ‘Green Team’ with an ambassador from each area of our organisation to help put our action plans into place.
- Create a Carbon Conscious Guide to help us consider ethical and sustainable values when procuring services and products.
- Improve recycling and waste information in our venues, with the help from illustrator Savannah Storm, to encourage visitors and staff to dispose of their waste responsibly.
If you’d like to find out more, please send us an email.