A growing page of free resources for you to use. They can be used independently, or please feel free to contact me about wider programmes in the West Midlands which might support you.
see sections below
- Model policy
- Green Museum toolkit
- Green Business Tourism Award
- Presentations from Green Event at Winterbourne House apl 2012
- other interesting resources
Here is a model environmental policy as a starter – you might find it useful if you are going through Accreditation
download it here modelenvironmentalpolicy
or see it here
Green Museum Toolkit
Created by Renaissance East Midlands and GroundWork (Derby and Derbyshire). Currently being used in the West Midlands with the help of MDOs. Please feel free to use it yourselves, and/or contact your local MDO for guidance on usage and further support
Green Business Tourism Award
We are encouraging museums to consider going for a GBTA award. It makes visitor and world sense!
The Green Museum Toolkit and the GBTA analyses sheets can be used in parallel – they work well together covering pretty well all bases.
The Award itself is not ours but run by the independent Green Business Tourism Scheme The GTBS is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Originally developed in partnership with Visit Scotland, it is now the only certification scheme validated by Visit Britain, through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT).
There is a cost to being certificated, but for many sites it is worth it . Please contact the MDO for more information about grantrs or deals which may be available to support you.
here is a taster of the criteria checklists
Presentations from the Spring Greens Event April18th 2012 at Winterbourne House
A model environmental policy suitable for development in Accreditation ModelEnvironmentalPolicy
Other supporting material and interesting pieces
Low carbon heritage buildings…tudies (Final 16-11-2011) (2)