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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 the impact of this work. Carbon Inventory Project (CIP) 2023 Results… Continue readingCarbon Inventory Project

      Caretakers of Wonder

        Caretakers of Wonder is a two-year project funded by a Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant. Set to run 2022-2024, the Madison Children’s Museum is the fiscal sponsor and director of the project. The project consists of nine children’s museums in four bioregions across the US and experts in climate education, communication, early childhood psychology, climate… Continue readingCaretakers of Wonder

        Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

          Helen Frankenthaler, Cool Summer, 1962, oil on canvas, 69 3/4 x 120 inches (177.2 x 304.8 cm). ©2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo credit: Rob McKeever, courtesy Gagosian. Congratulations to the 2023 grant recipients! Background The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative is an energy and climate grant program launched by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with RMI (Rocky… Continue readingFrankenthaler Climate Initiative

          American Psychological Association Task Force on Climate Change

            In February 2020, the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives authorized a Task Force on Climate Change. A team of 12 individuals was selected from applications solicited around the World in various disciplines and specialties. ECP’s CEO, Sarah Sutton represents the cultural sector on the Task Force. The Task Force is reviewing APA’s past and current work on global climate… Continue readingAmerican Psychological Association Task Force on Climate Change

            Detroit Zoo

              Background For the last 12 years, Sarah Sutton provided strategic planning and policy support to the Environmental Sustainability Manager and COO of the Detroit Zoological Society, and to the board’s Green Print Committee. This decade-long partnership has contributed to the zoo’s success, earning the following awards: 2020 WAZA Sustainability Award 2015 AZA Top Honors in Sustainability alongside Vancouver Aquarium  … Continue readingDetroit Zoo