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

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Water is one of the essential resources that botanical gardens need to support plant life. Gardens need to irrigate plants, but we also need to do it in a sustainable manner. Reducing waste water can better improve groundwater flow, ecosystems, …

Water Efficiency: A Case Study Read more  ›

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Reducing carbon emissions in horticulture work starts with switching from fossil-fuel-powered to electric equipment. Not only can investing in electric horticulture equipment minimize costs, but the tools are often lighter and quieter. Many brands have a statement of product sustainability …

Electric Horticulture Equipment: What We’re Using Read more  ›

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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  ›