Our 10:10 commitment

The Science Museum has pledged to cut 10% of its carbon emissions during 2010 as part of the 10:10 scheme

Climate change is one of the most important issues facing humanity and the Science Museum has joined thousands of individuals and organisations from across the country to unite behind one simple idea: a 10% cut in carbon emissions during 2010.

It’s called 10:10, and we want you to be a part of it. Cutting 10% in one year is a bold target, but for most of us it’s an achievable one, and is in line with what scientists say we need right now. By signing up to 10:10 we’re not just promising to reduce our own emissions – we’re becoming part of a national drive to hit this ambitious goal in every sector of society. Visit the 10:10 site to sign up now.

The Science Museum has been joined in this campaign by the other two Museums in the NMSI family; the National Railway Museum in York and the National Media Museum in Bradford. The Museums are ideally placed to engage with the public and it is our aspiration that, through positively influencing our visitors' attitudes and behaviours, we will help to create a better future.

This is not a quick fix solution, but 10:10 can act as a catalyst for change that will affect future generations. It is an issue which will have a very large, and growing, relevance to our visitors now and in the future.

It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of a huge problem like climate change, but by bringing everyone together to take action collectively, 10:10 enables all of us to make a meaningful difference. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out what’s possible when we work together.

“You cannot escape the reality of Climate Change. By signing up to 10:10, NMSI is helping to influence people’s private, political and professional lives.”
Professor Chris Rapley, CBE, Director, Science Museum.