The Climate Toolkit


Watch the seventh Climate Toolkit Webinar, featuring Patrick Hamilton from the Science Museum of Minnesota and Richard Piacentini from Phipps Conservatory. In this one-hour webinar, our speakers discuss their journey of transitioning from fossil fuels to mission-centric investment strategies, challenges within the investment sector, and more. …

Climate Toolkit Webinar 7: Divesting from Fossil Fuels and Responsible Investing Read more  ›

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Lawns are often maintained with gas equipment and synthetic fertilizers. Four to five tons of carbon are added into the atmosphere for every ton of fertilizer produced. When it rains, fertilizers end up as runoff, polluting local waterways and the …

Lawn Reduction Techniques with Holden Forests & Gardens Read more  ›

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As part of our Internal and External Engagement and Transportation focus areas, The Climate Toolkitproposes incentivization for employees to reduce emissions by electing to use sustainable worktransportation and home electricity. Programs like these can have a compelling effect on an …

Parking, Transportation and Energy Incentives at Phipps Conservatory Read more  ›

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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— …

The Climate Toolkit- Climate Leadership Meets Collaboration

Public institutions bring beauty, history, wildlife and animals to their guests, but they have a responsibility to do so safely. Pesticides are extremely dangerous to human health and the ecosystem. Most non-organic pesticides and fertilizers are fossil fuel-based and they …

How to Reduce your Pesticide Use

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Our sixth Climate Toolkit Webinar features Drew Asbury from Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Braley Burke from Phipps Conservatory and Holly Walker from Smithsonian Gardens, who discusses climate-conscious practices for pest management, scouting and communication with employees and volunteers, and biological pest control.

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