The Future is Climate, my blogpost for the Center for the Future of Museums with a few conclusions from the Global Climate Action Summit during September. They are:
1) A stunning transfer of wealth over environmental issues – the cultural institutions field should prepare to be part of that process.
2) The need for a Climate Corps or National Climate Service that goes beyond what the Corporation for National Community Service offers.
3) The need to map the cultural sector’s current practice, needs, and opportunities for environmental sustainability and climate action. This is how we know what is best to do now and next, and how we make the case for support.
The Green Cube, a feature piece in Canadian Art magazine. This is a thoughtful and thorough piece on current sustainability practices in art museums – with comments from folks in Canada and the US.
The New York Times on The Global Climate Action Summit in September 2018. The Cultural Institutions sector joined the We Are Still In coalition in April 2018. Representatives from California Academy of Sciences, Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Field Museum, Vizcaya Museums & Gardens, and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership participated.
My “Community Voices” piece for Honolulu’s Civil Beat September 2018.
Curator: The Museum Journal, 2017 “Museums and the Future of a Healthy World: ‘Just, Verdant and Peaceful'” By Sarah W. Sutton, Elizabeth Wylie, Beka Economopoulos, Carter O’Brien, Stephanie Shapiro, Shengyin Xu Museums’ role in environmental sustainability in support of a healthy world for all “Any museum can contribute to improving conditions in its own neighborhood, city, country and the world. Together these efforts build capacity for continued change, and they build greater positive impact. What will your change be?” Read more.
Art World, 2017 “Extreme Weather Is Threatening Museums Around the Globe. Here’s What They’re Doing About It.”