Sustainability for Museums with the American Alliance of Museums

June 10, 2020

Resoures for NonprofitsSustainability planning is critical to your organization, allowing you to adapt to unforeseen challenges while preserving valuable natural resources. In preparing for your organization’s post-pandemic reopening, you also have an opportunity to consider what steps you need to take to become more environmentally sustainable.

Mark your calendars now to join these upcoming webinars from the American Alliance of Museums. Click the webinar title to learn more or to register.

Looking Ahead: Sustainability Adding Value to Reopening

Wednesday, June 24, 12:00 pm

There is a climate emergency. Museums have huge roles to play in helping all imagine and contemplate a sustainable future through engagement. The buildings housing exhibits, interactive display, and collection are also major opportunities to address climate action in positive and tangible ways post COVID 19. The new ARC tool provides continuous metrics to help museums improve. Come hear these engaging speakers on their approach to sustainability and museum reopening – more importantly, what is that value proposition.

Internal and External Programs, How You Can Support Sustainability at Your Museum

Thursday, August 13, 2:00 pm

How do you create lasting change in your museum? Come learn from the Mystic Seaport Museums journey to eliminate single-use plastic and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s “Make the Switch at Phipps: Green Power Drive” that helped over 5,000 homes have switched to green power.

Building a More Environmentally Friendly Tomorrow: Approaches to Achieving Environmental Sustainability On-Site

Saturday, September 16, 3:00 pm

Environmental sustainability goals for our museum buildings can seem daunting. Join us to hear about two Sustainability Excellence Awards (SEA) winning projects on The National Nordic Museums’ new LEED Gold certification building and The Spurlock Museum of World Cultures steps in their current building to be a carbon-neutral campus by 2050.

As part of our mission to protect and strengthen the natural, historic, and cultural resources of the heritage area, Four Rivers is always here to support you in your initiatives. If you have any questions, or require additional resources, please contact us at [email protected].

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