Horniman publishes more detail of plan to become carbon neutral by 2040 6 Feb 2020

The Horniman, which declared a climate emergency last year, has published more detail of how it will work in practice to become greenhouse gas neutral within 20 years. The museum will reframe its extensive natural history and living collections, including the gardens and aquarium with the ‘Nature and Love’ project to emphasise sustainability; it will hire a full time Climate and Ecology Action co-ordinator, move towards electric vehicles by mid-decade and reduce business flying. It will also create an Environmental Champions Club to support visitors to make their own changes. The Horniman also joins numerous arts organisations in the second round of the ACE/Julie’s Bicycle accelerator programme on climate. Director Nick Merriman told The Art Newspaper “if we’re serious about becoming greenhouse gas neutral by a particular date, we need to start making that transition now” Art Newspaper, Horniman (climate and ecology manifesto), ACE