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Carbon Literacy

At HOME we lead the way in Carbon Literacy training, advocating climate change awareness and implementing actions to reduce the environmental impact of our working practices, operations, programming and activities. Between September 2016 and April 2017, supported by MAST, we undertook a pilot training programme of workshops, e-learning and film screenings, delivered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and certified by the Carbon Literacy Project. We are now proud to be the first arts and cultural venue in the world to have 100% of staff trained in Carbon Literacy.

We are committed to best sustainable practice and have incorporated Carbon Literacy into our induction policy, ensuring that all new members of staff will be trained within six months of starting their new role with us. We have appointed four dedicated in-house trainers who will deliver training in-house, and we support other cultural venues and organisations with consultancy and advice, ensuring that HOME is a true advocate for climate change awareness and a leading instigator of low carbon practices. Training has already proven to have had a positive impact, with increased staff confidence in communicating with peers, family, friends and visitors on environmental and sustainability issues and actions generated feeding directly into organisational policy and performance indicators.

Through our Carbon Literacy training we are fostering, connecting and amplifying HOME’s mission with our cultural, local and global community, sharing knowledge, influencing others, and inspiring action in our commitment to collective responsibility, accountability and action.