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ECP is committed to building the cultural sector’s capacity to engage communities in climate learning and undertake climate action. We do this through research, knowledge-sharing and skills development to empower the sector to make informed, climate-smart decisions. This work comes to life through a vibrant community of practice. When you work with ECP, you join a supportive network of people and organizations in the cultural sector and beyond, united by the belief in a brighter climate future.

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 an…

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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 Caretak…

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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, an…

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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.

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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 …

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