Professional associations have a duty to lead and reflect the successes of their distinct membership, and to set and support expectations for the overall field’s performance. Climate change mitigation, adaptation and response is now expected practice and charitable, educational, community-focused entities, the nation’s museums, zoos, gardens, aquariums, historic sites, and archives are taking climate action. To meet this new level… Continue readingUS Culture Associations Agree to Climate Collaboration
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
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
This page is a “one-stop-shop” of websites shared by U.S. Culture Associations which shares their climate change mitigation, adaptation and response, and resilience activities, goals, research, and events. Learn more about the climate collaboration initiative of US Culture Associations and the Public Agreement here. Associations may share their URL here. This list is updated on a monthly basis. *Indicates Association… Continue readingUS Culture Associations: Climate Action Activities
Our Work 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… Continue readingAmerica Is All In
ECP will be representing the US Cultural Sector at the United Nations Climate Change Conference the Conference of Parties (COP) 27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt November 8-16, 2022. ECP will attending events, co-hosting the only official UN Side Event including culture, and facilitating a workshop and presenting at the America Is All Pavilion. Find out more information about events hosted… Continue readingECP at COP27 in Egypt
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
ECP spent a week in New York City at NYC Climate Week 2022 meeting with colleagues and partners. The team kicked off with a Helen Frankenthaler Foundation (HFF) Frankenthaler Climate Initiative (FCI) event called “Catalyzing Climate Action at Visual Arts Museums” with RMI hosted by The Morgan Library & Museum. FCI grant recipients from the Judd Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum of… Continue readingCulture In Action at NYC Climate Week 2022
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Presentations Sutton, S. (2022) UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: D(d)iplomacy for Neighbors and Nations. To view the recording, click here. For more information about the program, click here.