Carbon footprinting

Museums and galleries are likely to hear more about carbon footprinting over the next few years. As pressure grows to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, your carbon footprint could become one of those must-know facts, like your annual attendance.

In this Museum Practice, find out how carbon footprinting can help you understand the impact of your organisation on the environment - and in the long run save you money too.

Why museums need to know their carbon footprint

What are the main reasons a museum should find out its carbon footprint?

How to calculate your carbon footprint

Maurice Davies looks at the different ways a museum can calculate its carbon footprint

What museums can learn from carbon footprints

Once you've got your carbon footprint, the next step is to understand what the numbers mean and use this information to make positive changes

Case study: Using carbon footprint toolkits

Church Farm Museum found that using different carbon footprint toolkits enabled it to carry out improvements

Case study: Carbon footprints and making the case for funding

Banbury Museum has used the results from its carbon footprint to secure substantial investments

Case study: How to translate the results of your carbon footprint

As well as making energy-efficient changes, Manchester Museum has put sustainability at the heart of its operations

Find out more about carbon footprinting

Further reading and resources about carbon footprints and sustainability

Share your green stories

What is your museum doing to reduce its carbon footprint? Share your green stories...