Carbon Literacy Course January 2023

Carbon Literacy Course January 2023

Carbon Literacy Course January 2023

Session 1: Complete 10 – 16 Jan

Session 2: 17 Jan 10am-12.30pm

Session 3: 19 Jan 10am-11.45am & 1pm-2.45pm

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About Carbon Literacy for museums

Bookings are now open for you to gain Carbon Literacy certification. Training is delivered using the new Carbon Literacy Toolkit for Museums.

All courses are delivered online via Zoom. They are open to museums in the MDY region and throughout the North of England, which are Accredited or Working Towards Accreditation. Priority will be given to non-National museums.

What is Carbon Literacy?

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 focusing 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 focusing on carbon budgets, the UK and international policy, carbon footprints, action planning, talking about climate change.


For more information, contact or visit the Carbon Literacy website.