We are a small museum, but we have big aspirations. We have already made changes to how we operate to become more sustainable. We are continuing to investigate ways to further minimise our impact and make the best choices that contribute to the global transition to a net-zero carbon society.
We aspire to bring sustainable development to all museum activities but to achieve this we are prioritising four areas which are aligned with our values, expertise and opportunities to influence change.
- Decarbonising the museum: We will continue to decarbonise the museum in all aspects of operations and management in order to meet our aim of becoming a carbon neutral museum.
- Working with others: We are committed to align our values with the companies and organisations with whom we partner and in so doing influence change and magnifying the museum’s impact.
- Using our platform: We will use the story of the Thames Tunnel to illustrate how adaptability and perseverance can help overcome the challenge of climate change today.
- Developing the site: We are committed to minimise any potential environmental impacts of the Museum Reinvented Project as well as maximising the potential of using short-term and long-term sustainable resources and activities.
We’ve been awarded the Silver Recycling Standard 2022 by First Mile! This means we did our bit for the planet and recycled at least 50% of waste in 2022, and sent nothing to landfill.