Join The Climate Toolkit

We welcome gardens, museums and zoos to join The Climate Toolkit! To take the first steps in this important effort, please complete the form below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you.

  • The Climate Toolkit provides an opportunity for you to SHARE, MENTOR and LEARN with others who want to aggressively address climate change in their buildings and operations. The metrics in the checklist below were developed by a sub-group of nonprofit CEOs as a starting point to get all of our institutions on the same page. We expect that these metrics will change and will be added to over time.

    Use the space below to capture items your institution has done or plans to do within the specified timeline

  • Energy

  • Food Service

  • Transportation

  • Waste

  • Water

  • Landscapes and Horticulture

  • Investments

  • Visitors

  • Research

  • Every institution and community is unique and has its own challenges and opportunities. We recognize that your institution may have unique attributes that will help you help your community address its most pressing needs related to climate change.

    In Part 2 of the Climate Toolkit survey, we ask that you identify areas where you could address climate change that were not captured on the previous toolkit form. We will also ask you to identify the unique challenges and opportunities where your community can address climate change through regenerative thinking, reconciling with your challenges to reach a higher level of potential. Some of your responses may be later adopted as core performance milestones for the entire community to use, while others will remain specific to you. Please feel free to expand your responses to additional pages as needed. When describing an initiative, please indicate whether the initiative is active or planned, and if planned, please note an expected completion date (e.g. end of 2020, end of 2021, end of 2022).
  • View the diagram. When an activating force meets a restraining force, compromise is a conventional resolution, but this results in everyone losing something. If instead, through a regenerative approach, forces can be reconciled and harmonized, a new, mutually beneficial solution can be reached.