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Is Your Cultural Institution Wavering on its Climate Change Stance?

Health, peace, and education are the foundations for inclusion, equity, and access, all of which foster diverse organizations and communities. These are the building blocks of healthy societies. Those building blocks depend upon a clean, stable, and healthy planet. That healthy planet is critical for creating the society we want, and the society we already… Continue reading Is Your Cultural Institution Wavering on its Climate Change Stance?

Sustainability & Historic House Museums

Early in February, 60+ museum professionals met in Miami, Florida, for a joint summit, Sustainability: Governance, Relevance, and the Environment. Their hosts were Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, and two of AAM's professional networks: Historic Houses and Sites Network and Environment & Climate Network. Gardens at Vizcaya - careful and regular pruning helps protect trees from storm… Continue reading Sustainability & Historic House Museums

Planning a Lifecycle Assessment Library for Cultural Heritage Professionals

During 2017 and 2018 I had the pleasure of working with three other Principal Investigators to explore how/if to create a Life Cycle Assessment Library for the materials and processes that cultural heritage professionals use in their daily practice. Sarah Nunberg, a private conservator; Eric Pourchot of FAIC; and Matthew Eckelman an engineering professor at… Continue reading Planning a Lifecycle Assessment Library for Cultural Heritage Professionals

A Finer Future: creating an economy in service to life

By L. Hunter Lovins, Stewart Wallis, Anders Wijkman and John Fullerton.  New Society Publishers, 2018 Last fall my e-feed brought me Second Nature’s invitation for an upcoming webinar with L Hunter Lovins about this new book. I was fresh from attending the Global Climate Action Summit and eager to learn more from the leadership of… Continue reading A Finer Future: creating an economy in service to life

What the IPCC Special Report Is and Says – In Short

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific body. It deals in facts not policy; facts not politics. It is to help policy-makers and politicians to make policy. This week the IPCC released its report that will be guidance for CoP24 , the Council of the Parties (countries) meeting for the 24th time.… Continue reading What the IPCC Special Report Is and Says – In Short

How do the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals relate to The Paris Agreement?

There are 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs -- seventeen ways that individuals and businesses and countries can contribute to a more sustainable world for all: happier, healthier, and more equitable. The SDGs address poverty, equality, education, health, life on land and below water, livable communities, and more. Number 13 is about the… Continue reading How do the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals relate to The Paris Agreement?