Carbon Literacy Course (online)

Bookings are now open for Carbon Literacy courses using the new Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums

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Dates

Tuesday 5 July

Tuesday 13 September

Tuesday 15 November

10 January 2023

Please note: Each intake (July, September, November & January) consists of 2x live training sessions and 1x pre-recorded session (to be completed within a set time frame). Full details for each intake are listed below. 

The dates above are the start dates for the first, self-directed, element of each training intake.

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for Carbon Literacy courses using the new Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums. There a several separate intakes running in 2022/23 and these are open to museums in the North of England that are Accredited and Working Towards Accreditation. Priority will be given to non-national museums.

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.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are for paid staff, volunteers and freelancers who work across all service areas from Accredited Museums or those Working Towards Accreditation in the North of England. We advise that, where possible, two people from your organisation attend a course for peer support when developing actions.

What does a course involve?

The courses will be delivered online in modules. In order to become certified as Carbon Literate, you must complete an entire course and submit your individual and organisational pledges. By booking on a Carbon Literacy course, you are committing to undertake 7.5 hours of online training, split over a series of three sessions.

Session 1

Pre-recorded course introduction and the basic science of climate change. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes to be completed independently prior to live sessions via zoom

Session 2

Live online training focussing on the impacts of climate change, equity and vulnerability as well as the roles of museums in tackling the climate crisis and green recovery.

Session 3

Live online training focussing on carbon budgets, the UK and international policy, carbon footprints, action planning, talking about climate change.

When are the course dates and how do I book?

Carbon literacy Course July 2022

Session 1: to be completed independently between 5th and 12th July

Session 2: 10am-12.30pm 12th July via zoom

Session 3: 10am-11.45am & 1pm-2.45pm 14th July via zoom

(delegates must attend both live sessions)

To book your place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/300791604787

Carbon literacy Course September 2022

Session 1: to be completed independently between 13th and 19th September

Session 2: 10am-12.30pm 20th September via zoom

Session 3: 10am-11.45am & 1pm-2.45pm 22nd September via zoom

(delegates must attend both live sessions)

To book your place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/300805516397

Carbon literacy Course November 2022

Session 1: to be completed independently between 15th and 21st November

Session 2: 10am-12.30pm 22nd November via zoom

Session 3: 10am-11.45am & 1pm-2.45pm 24th November via zoom

(delegates must attend both live sessions)

To book your place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/300807291707

Carbon literacy Course January 2023

Session 1: to be completed independently between 10th and 16th January

Session 2: 10am-12.30pm 17th January via zoom

Session 3: 10am-11.45am & 1pm-2.45pm 19th January via zoom

(delegates must attend both live sessions)

To book your place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/300820100017

Want to know more?

The Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums is available to all museums in the UK who wish to roll it out in their organisations via The Carbon literacy Project as part of the Roots & Branches project.

For non-national museums in England there is extra support and Train the Trainer training opportunities available through your Museum Development Provider and Alison Criddle, Museum Carbon Literacy Officer at Museum Development North West. For more information, contact your local Museum Development Provider or visit: https://carbonliteracy.com/toolkits/museums/.