In the fourth week of Instant Pulse, we asked the sector the following question:
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
“We need more support in order to play our part in tackling the climate emergency.”
How did you respond?
What else did you tell us?
“We might need some changes of heart on the part of regulators in order to better adapt buildings, for example to install double glazing.”
“Our organisation is already carbon neutral and encourages participants to mitigate their carbon footprint through car shares, public transport etc.”
“We need to get on with it and stop using reasons like this as an excuse. We don’t have to do everything all at once, but we all need to do something..“
“We need more central government support for preserving our culture generally as local councils are cutting it out of their budgets..”
“Large stately homes are incredibly difficult to heat and the cost will be huge, there is not enough support to enable old properties to be sustainable despite the technology existing. With inflation spiralling our project will suffer and parts of the plan may have to be cut. it is unclear as yet how these challenges will affect us.”
“Knowledge sharing is needed and also some solutions are expensive, although some are substitutions once technology is mainstreamed (electric vehicles may one day be no more than petrol/diesel) Support in info and in cash, espe[cially] if long term resilience is to be built in..”
“Quite a few organisations have declared a climate emergency but in name only they don’t have the funding, expertise or man power to make a real difference!”
“This is a critical area for heritage organisations, whilst much discussion is taking place the smaller heritage charity don’t have the capacity or skills to fully understand and tackle their sites environmental issues.”
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