Environmental responsibility

Environmental responsibility is embedded within our strategic plan. Our aim is to respond to the climate emergency by reducing our environmental impact. The outcome of this work is that:

  • Museums are actively responding to climate emergency in their communities.
  • Museums reduce their carbon footprint, making them more sustainable.
  • Museums have a better understanding of their carbon footprint and the measures they can take to reduce it.
Our overarching ambition is that we become the catalyst for change in our communities, in our region and in our sector. Together we will:
  • Learn about our impact on the environment. 
  • Work in partnership to seek the solutions that will share the future of our planet. 
  • Lead the way by changing our everyday habits whilst striving to become carbon neutral ahead of the UK target of 2050. 

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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