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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 …

Phipps at COP26: Observations and Opportunities Read more  ›

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Employee Engagement is essential to successfully implementing climate action and sustainability programs within businesses and organizations. Creating a green team or sustainability committee brings together like-minded individuals to work together to embrace sustainability at your work. Green teams have been …

To Engage Employees on Climate Action, Hillwood Brings the HEAT Read more  ›

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 …

Understanding Renewable Energy Terminology Read more  ›

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Biochar– a substance made by burning organic waste like dead plants, leaves, and wood chips – appears to have promise as a climate change mitigating soil enhancer. In fact, its potential is being researched right now at Morton Arboretum by …

Biochar Research at Morton Arboretum Read more  ›

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Waste management is an essential component of a holistic, institutional approach to addressing climate change, from the reduction and elimination of single-use plastics to composting and recycling. We interviewed Adam Harkins, the director of facilities at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, …

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The fourth Climate Toolkit Webinar Series explores examples of rainwater collection, reducing institutional water consumption, new research on how climate change is impacting our waterways, and communicating research to the public. The Webinar includes presentations from Dr. Adam J. Heathcote, senior scientist at …

The Climate Toolkit Webinar 4: Climate Change and Water Read more  ›

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It is projected that by 2050, approximately 70 percent of people in the world will live in cities. As our cities and suburban areas develop and grow, we need to protect and increase the number of trees where people live …

An Introduction to the Benefits of Trees at Morton Arboretum Read more  ›

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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, …

Watch the Climate Toolkit Webinar: Climate Communication – How to Talk to Your Stakeholders About Climate Change Read more  ›

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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 …

Watch the March Climate Toolkit Webinar Read more  ›

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