Carbon Neutral Visiting Initiative (CNVI)

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Measure, understand, offset, and educate your staff, visitors, and members about transportation-related carbon emissions. About the Carbon Neutral Visiting Initiative Carbon Credit Capital and Environment and Culture Partners developed the Carbon Neutral Visiting InitiativeTM (CNVI) which focuses on working with cultural organizations to understand, measure, and educate their visitors regarding topics of climate change, carbon emissions and low carbon projects.… Continue readingCarbon Neutral Visiting Initiative (CNVI)

Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

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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. The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative is an energy and climate granting program launched by Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute) and Environment & Culture Partners. As climate change… Continue readingFrankenthaler Climate Initiative

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

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Participation We are excited there are so many institutions interested in participating in the cultural institution industry’s largest energy study. If you missed the Culture Over Carbon office hours held in January 2022, you can view a recording of the presentation here. Additional information about the research project and estimated time commitment can be found below. After reviewing the Office Hours,… Continue readingCulture Over Carbon: Understanding the Impact of Museums’ Energy Use

APA Task Force on Climate Change

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Background 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. The Task Force is reviewing APA’s past and current work on global climate change, recommending goals and strategies for future initiatives, and assessing and… Continue readingAPA Task Force on Climate Change

Cultural Institutions at the United Nations Conference of Parties

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COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland (2022) CEO, Sarah Sutton attended the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP26) on behalf of Environment & Culture Partners in November 2021. Sutton participated in multiple events and met with attendees representing international and national cultural sector representatives and other cross-sector attendees whether from government, NGOs, the youth movement, or other non-profit institutions. Sutton presented with… Continue readingCultural Institutions at the United Nations Conference of Parties


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Shapiro, S., (2017), We Are Still In: A look at how the cultural institutions sector has responded to the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Museum, July/August. Sutton, S.W., Wylie, E., Economopoulos, B., O’Brien, C., Shapiro, S. and Xu, S. (2017), Museums and the Future of a Healthy World: “Just, Verdant and Peaceful”. Curator, 60: 151-74. Pacifico, M., Ellis,… Continue readingPublications

Detroit Zoo

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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

Held In Trust

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Background The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) entered into a three-year cooperative agreement with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2020 to conduct the “Held in Trust” project. The project will consider the current state, future directions, challenges, opportunities, and resource needs for the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage in the U.S. “Held in Trust” will examine the… Continue readingHeld In Trust

America Is All In

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Background Sarah Sutton began #MuseumsforParis in 2017 on the day the U.S. announced an intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. In March of 2018, #MuseumsforParis was retired as the museums, aquariums, zoos and gardens joined We Are Still In as the Cultural Institutions Sector. In 2021, We Are Still In joined forces with America’s Pledge, World Resources Institute and… Continue readingAmerica Is All In

STiCH: Sustainability Tools in Cultural Heritage

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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