HB&P Sustainability Courses

In the heritage sector, continuing to care for our historic buildings and places is a challenge as we need to mitigate both the effects of climate change and prepare ourselves for the move to a Net Zero society.

Historic Buildings & Places can offer heritage organisations an opportunity to start exploring these areas in Carbon Literacy for Heritage and Carbon Literacy for Museums training.

What is Carbon Literacy?

Carbon Literacy is a six-hour, online training course which provides an introduction to Carbon, helping people understand the language, science, policy, and actions around carbon and the path to net zero.

The course covers an understanding of CO2e, climate justice, co-benefits of carbon action, and policy both in the UK and globally.

HB&P is able to offer training for both heritage organisations and museums, with the different courses containing case studies, information, and inspiration unique to the sector.

The online course itself is action-focused, with many interactive opportunities for questions, discussion in breakout rooms, and interaction with films and quizzes.

At the end of the course, all participants are asked to make two pledges of actions which will reduce carbon within their organisation. Upon completing their pledges, and them being accepted by the Carbon Literacy Trust, each participant will gain certification to show that they are carbon literate.

The Carbon Literacy courses are delivered in partnership with the Carbon Literacy Project. For more information, please visit

Who can take part in Carbon Literacy training?

Open access heritage course.

If you have been the recipient of a small grant from Historic England, you may have been asked to take part in a Carbon Literacy course.

If you would like to participate in our training course, please book your space through the booking form below.

Whole organisation training.

The Carbon Literacy course can be delivered for up to 12 participants, and working with HB&P we will make sure the course is as relevant as possible for your Heritage or Museum organisation.

If you would like to have Carbon Literacy Training delivered for your organisation, please email for all the information, including cost and availability.

Why choose HB&P for your Carbon Literacy Training?

“The trainer (HB&P) was brilliant, engaging, and interesting, and despite a scary and depressing topic, made me feel upbeat and like I had agency – thanks, that was awesome, and I feel I can now do even more and make a difference.” – Participant from a Heritage Organisation

HB&P brings to the carbon literacy training all its experience of being a National Amenity Society, as well as a deep understanding of the changes faced in the heritage and museum sectors.

As part of the team who developed the Heritage course, this knowledge has been ingrained into the training and is brought to life by working directly with the HB&P team.

Booking for Carbon Literacy for Heritage and Museums

Please note that Carbon Literacy is a six-hour online training course, which we offer split over two days. The booking form is for individuals wanting to participate. For those interested in Carbon Literacy Training for your organisation, please email for all the information, including cost and availability.

Upcoming course (you must complete both part of the course)


Part 1 – Tuesday 2nd July 9.30am to 12.30pm

Part 2 – Tuesday 9th July 9.30am to 12.30pm


Part 1 – Thursday 19th September 6pm to 9pm

Part 2 – Thursday 26th September 6pm to 9pm

Course: (booking will open in September)

Part 1 – Friday 8th November 9.30am to 12.30pm

Part 2 – Friday 15th November 9.30am to 12.30pm

Course: (booking will open in September)

Part 1 – Monday 20th January 2025 9.30am to 12.30pm

Part 2 – Monday 27th January 2025 9.30am to 12.30pm

Course: (booking will open in January 2025)

Part 1 – Saturday 1st March 2025 9.30am to 12.30pm

Part 2 – Saturday 8th March 2025 9.30am to 12.30pm

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