'The museum must be environmentally conscious. Its approach to minimising waste and reducing its effect on the environment is a matter for the governing body.

The museum must be guided by a policy statement about its approach to environmental sustainability, and that policy statement must be appropriate to its statement of purpose.'

(Accreditation standard, October 2011)

Environmental sustainability policy statement

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This resource from Northern Ireland Museums Council relates directly to the Accreditation Standard and is intended as a guide for museums developing a site specific environmental policy statement. This list of helpful templates will assist with the completion of your Accreditation application. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the […]

The arts and environmental sustainability: an international overview

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This resource has an international perspective. It will be useful to museum leaders who are developing wider environmental sustainability programmes and in supporting development of a policy statement to meet the Accreditation Standard. It is aimed at informing international arts leaders about global developments in policies and programmes related to culture and environmental sustainability, and […]

A guide for reducing operating costs and improving sustainability

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The Accreditation Standard requires museums to be guided by a policy statement about its approach to environmental sustainability, and that policy statement must be appropriate to its statement of purpose. This resource supports museums looking to improve their environmental sustainability. Resulting from the MLA Renaissance North West Green Museums programme, this publication shares learning and […]

Preserve the past, protect the future: a green guide for museums

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The Accreditation Standard requires museums to be guided by a policy statement about its approach to environmental sustainability, and that policy statement must be appropriate to its statement of purpose. This resource supports museums looking to improve their environmental sustainability. This publication provides a legacy of the work of the Green Museums Strand of work […]

AIM Advocacy Toolkit: evidencing social and environmental impacts of museums

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This resource is aimed particularly at independent museums, but will have relevance to all museums aiming to achieve Accreditation. It is likely to assist museums in providing evidence to support development of an Environmental Policy Statement as required by the Accreditation Standard. This toolkit has been designed to help museums measure social and environmental impacts. […]

Guidance on developing an environmental sustainability policy

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The Accreditation Standard requires museums to be guided by a policy statement about its approach to environmental sustainability, and that policy statement must be appropriate to its statement of purpose. This guidance is aimed at Museum Development Officers/ Museum Mentors and any museum developing their policy statement on environmental sustainability; it is linked directly to […]