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Capacity Building

Culture Over Carbon: Understanding the Impact of Museums’ Energy Use

    The Culture Over Carbon (COC) research study created the cultural sector’s first in-depth energy use analysis and the first estimate of the sector’s energy impacts on climate. Cultural institutions can use this data to support strategic planning, and implement structural, mechanical, and behavioral changes. In the near term, this information will help individual institutions reduce operating costs to improve their… Continue readingCulture Over Carbon: Understanding the Impact of Museums’ Energy Use

    Carbon Inventory Project

      Carbon Day 2023 June 16, 2023—the first annual Carbon Day marks the launch of results from the inaugural Carbon Inventory Project! The Carbon Inventory Project is the first, comprehensive effort to calculate the cultural sector’s carbon footprint and established a benchmark for the sector. Learn about the importance and impact of this work. Carbon Inventory Project (CIP) 2023 Results View… Continue readingCarbon Inventory Project

      Caretakers of Wonder

        The changing climate is putting children’s physical and mental health at risk. There are resources available to help older children cope, but there is little available to help younger children and their caregivers. That is why the Caretakers of Wonder project was created. The project is producing a developmental framework for museum professionals to communicate with and provide programs to support… Continue readingCaretakers of Wonder

        Publications and Presentations

          Presentations Sutton, S. (2022) UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: D(d)iplomacy for Neighbors and Nations. A recording of the event can be found here. Learn more about the program here.

          STiCH: Sustainability Tools in Cultural Heritage

            Background The cultural sector is beginning to accelerate its movement toward more sustainable and climate-friendly approaches. STiCH is part of that movement. It is a multi-year effort by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities to help the cultural heritage profession make informed choices about its impacts. We hope you will explore the… Continue readingSTiCH: Sustainability Tools in Cultural Heritage