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Stone Barge at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (Miami, FL) after damage from Hurricane Irma (2017). Credit: S. Shapiro

Our work

Environment & Culture Partners (ECP) is a non-profit climate agency on a mission to accelerate environmental leadership of the cultural sector. We empower museums, zoos, gardens, aquariums and historic sites to implement evidence-based environment and climate solutions by providing clarity of work and connection of resources to deliver impact every time.

ECP works at the sector level to provide cultural organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to influence change, the partnership needed to do the work, and the voice to advocate for culture in every climate conversation.

Since 2021, we’ve collaborated on eight major projects and engaged with over 500 cultural institutions and associations. By name and by nature, our focus on partnerships is our point of difference. We bring this collaborative spirit in everything we do because we know there is greater strength and progress to be found in connection.

With roots deeply planted in the cultural sector, we relate to the passions and challenges of the people in this space more than a typical environmental consulting firm. We don’t just advise – we do the work with you.

Why ECP?

The global cultural sector has a significant role to play in responding to the climate crisis, but many are often overwhelmed with information and ambiguity, and see no clear path forward.

We provide that path forward. Our mission is to strengthen environmental leadership in the cultural sector by providing clarity of work and connection of resources to deliver impact at scale. We empower museums, zoos, gardens, aquariums and historic sites with the knowledge and skills needed to influence change, the partnership needed to do the work, and the voice to advocate for culture in every climate conversation.

As a result, the global cultural sector can take significant evidence-based climate action for a healthy and resilient future. Learn about our foundational pillars of work here or get in touch via hello@ecprs.org to learn more about our work and for information on partnering with us.

Wonderground at the Madison Children’s Museum (Madison, WI) which is an outdoor play place for children made out of up-cycled materials. Credit: S. Shapiro
Mural of purple flowers in Broad Ripple Flower Alley (Indianapolis, IN) by Jules Muck. Credit: S. Shapiro

Our values

  • Cooperation: sharing research, resources and expertise, and opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, funding and capacity building
  • Optimism: inspiring hope and action
  • Curiosity: welcoming of new ideas and pursuing continuous learning
  • Integrity: using evidence-based data and research to make informed decisions
  • Respect: to all people and places