Seeds for Action Programme: Connect & Co-Work Sessions

As part of Roots & Branches, the Seeds for Action programme aims to connect Carbon Literate Certified museum people, and the organisations they represent, across England to develop and build on their carbon reduction strategies and approaches to taking climate action.

This online programme, using Museum Development programme funding from Arts Council England, is a chance to share your experiences of and ask others about the nitty gritty of implementing climate action around various areas of work.

By pooling our collective expertise and resources, we can save ourselves time and money, and tackle the climate emergency more effectively together.

From July 2024 to February 2026 there is a series of Connect & Co-Work Sessions to help you to carve out time to work on climate actions with peer support from fellow delegates.

The programme with be managed and delivered by Museum Development North on behalf of Museum Development England. The sessions will be facilitated by Catherine Mailhac, a Carbon Literate Freelancer, who is working with us to deliver the Seeds for Action Programme.

What do the sessions involve?
As part of our commitment to supporting the Carbon Literate community of museum people, Museum Development are scheduling regular 1.5 hour online Connect & Co-Work Sessions to support continued working with peers to explore and take climate action. The sessions are split into two parts:

Part 1: A chance for anyone who wants to, to share:
Your current and future plans for taking climate action
Any positive steps you have made
Any challenges you’ve faced or areas where you are looking for support
Any interesting and inspiring examples of relevant work you’ve seen happening in the sector and beyond

Part 2: We know that finding time to do this work is one of the biggest barriers for many people. We want to help you to carve out some protected time to do this work. For the second part of the sessions, you are invited to stay for some dedicated co-focus time. We will all use this time to individually work on our Carbon Literacy and other climate actions or related activities. Towards the end of the sessions, we will have a quick check-in, so you can share any progress or issues if you want to.

Practicalities: These are informal sessions, and you are welcome to stay for as long as you like. There is no pressure to share if you just want to come along and be inspired by others. Please don’t worry if you feel you haven’t made much progress on taking climate action so far – this is not a test, and maybe this session can help get the ball rolling!

Next dates:

  • 17 July 2024 10.00-11.30
  • 10 October 2024 10.00-11.30
  • 20 November 2024 10.00-11.30

How do I attend the sessions?

There is no need to book. Just join the zoom meeting on the day:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97786799225

Meeting ID: 977 8679 9225

If there is anything we can do to help you get more out of the session, please contact hello@museumdevelopmentnorth.org.uk

Please Note: By attending a session, you agree for Museum Development North to share your booking information with your area Museum Development provider and the session host.