Ensuring your digital activity is environmentally sustainable

Achieving environmental sustainability can seem like a huge challenge for your heritage organisation. In this Reflect, Share, Inspire online session, James Coleman from Supercool explores how small changes to the way you undertake your digital activities can make a big difference to the environment. This session will help you identify how your digital activity can impact your organisation’s carbon footprint and suggest ways of mitigating that.

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Ensuring your digital activity is environmentally sustainable

This recording has closed captions in English, simply click on the closed captions symbol CC on the video below. This recording is 50 minutes in length. Download session presentation: Ensuring your digital activity is environmentally sustainable(PDF 1 MB). More resources relating to this topic can be found in the Digital Heritage Hub session resource pack. Download transcript of this session (Word 54KB).

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Digital leadership – Heritage, digital and the climate crisis

How can digital capacity and tactics be leveraged in heritage organisations to address the climate crisis and to meet your heritage organisation’s environmental goals?  The sixth and final online seminar in the Leading the Sector 2022 series talks about the role leaders need to play in understanding and leading change in this vital area of the heritage’s sector’s work.

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How can we measure our current environmental impact?

The adoption of new technologies may support your initiatives to ‘go green’ and reduce your environmental impact. Which are the key areas to focus on that will enable your organisation to become more environmentally sustainable? This guide explores where the biggest impacts may be felt for your organisation and what methods you might use to measure your existing environmental footprint.

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How to make your digital engagement activities better for the environment

In this resource, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, provides a selection of practical actions to help you make your digital engagement activities better for the environment. Katie provides tips and suggestions that will help you make your organisation’s website, social media channels, emails and computers more sustainable.

Published: 2023
Resource type: Webinars and films

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Digital Heritage Hub is managed by Arts Marketing Association (AMA) in partnership with The Heritage Digital Consortium and The University of Leeds. It has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by The Heritage Fund as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital Heritage Hub is free and answers small to medium sized heritage organisations most pressing and frequently asked digital questions.

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