Category: Energy

By Richard V. Piacentini The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, and the leadership and staff of our cultural institutions— from senior leaders to staff members in facilities management, communications, curatorial, and other disciplines— …

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Phipps sent three staff members to COP26 with Observer status in the Blue Zone: President and CEO Richard Piacentini, Director of Research and Science Education Dr. Sarah States, and Research and Science Education Coordinator Jennifer Torrance. Our goal was to …

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The White House just released their long-term plan for reducing carbon emission within the United States. This in-depth plan highlights priority reductions needed within the next 10 years, pathways for economy changes and energy related CO2 emissions, opportunities for methane …

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The third webinar discusses Climate Communication: How to Talk to Your Stakeholders About Climate Change with presentations from Jeremy Joslin, director of education at the Morton Arboretum, Sarah States, director of research and science education at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, …

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The EPA’s Simplified Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator is a tool that allows small businesses to track their annual carbon emissions. Three steps are essential for completing the greenhouse gases inventory: defining and determining the emissions sources, collecting emission data, and …

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The second installment of the free, quarterly Climate Toolkit Webinar Series reviews the EPA’s Simplified Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator. Mt. Cuba Center and Phipps Conservatory recently used the calculator to complete energy audits and create a baseline of their carbon …

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On Wed., Dec. 9, our first Climate Toolkit Webinar covered topics including energy reduction, on-site generation and transitioning to renewable energy, and featured presentations from Mt. Cuba Center of Delaware, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Pennsylvania, and Norfolk Botanic …

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We are currently faced with decisions that will either inhibit or advance the health of ourselves and our environment. Every change that you can make in your organization can positively impact the surrounding environment and people. Mitigating carbon emissions for …

How to Reduce Carbon Emissions: Energy Management and Audits Read More »

In February 2020, Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) was awarded the highest BREEAM In-Use rating in the United States. This post by Phipps Wellness and Sustainability Specialist Meghan Scanlon, WELL AP, shares why Phipps elected to pursue BREEAM In-Use …

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