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America Is All In

    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 at COP27 in Egypt

      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

        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

        Carbon Inventory Project

          Previous Events View all webinars on our YouTube channel here. ESPM and You on December 15, 2022 2pm ET. Attendees learned how to use ESPM. Carbon Inventory Project Kickoff: Introduction to Benchmarking on October 31, 2022 1pm ET. Attendees learned about the Carbon Inventory Project, how it relates to the Culture Over Carbon project, how to participate, participation expectations and… Continue readingCarbon Inventory Project

          Carbon Neutral Visiting Initiative (CNVI)

            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)

            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. To view the recording, click here. For more information about the program, click here.

              Held In Trust and Climate Resilience Resources for Cultural Heritage

                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 is considering 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 and Climate Resilience Resources for Cultural Heritage

                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. 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. ECP partners with… Continue readingFrankenthaler Climate Initiative

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

                    Carbon Inventory Project Monday, October 31st at 1 pm Eastern, NBI, ECP, and NEMA will kick off the Carbon Inventory Project. This is an offshoot of Culture over Carbon. We feel strongly about the importance of eventually establishing a sector benchmark in ENERGYSTAR Portfolio Manager®, and we learned from you that establishing institutional benchmarks requires time and support. We’re providing a series of presentations… Continue readingCulture Over Carbon: Understanding the Impact of Museums’ Energy Use

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