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Green Buildings & Landscapes Section announces name change to Sustainability Section

Public Gardens Sustainability Index

The Association's Green Buildings & Landscapes Professional Section announces a recent name change to the Sustainability Professional Section. This was done to broaden the scope of the Section to include sustainability initiatives that span beyond just landscapes and buildings.

The Paris Agreement Marks an Unprecedented Political Recognition of the Risks of Climate Change

Paris Agreement Photo

Photo features French foreign minister and president-designate of COP21 Laurent Fabius. Image provided by the Economist website.

The nations gathered made a historic step down a very long road...

 

“HISTORY is here,” declared François Hollande, France’s president, on Saturday morning.

What You Can Do About Climate Change

NY Times Climate Change

Image provided by the New York Times website.

A great follow-up read from the New York Times in light of the recent Paris Agreement news...

 

Seven Simple Guidelines for Thinking About Carbon Emissions

By JOSH KATZ and JENNIFER DANIEL

"Global climate: it’s complicated. Any long-term solution will require profound changes in how we generate energy. At the same time, there are everyday things that you can do to reduce your personal contribution to a warming planet. Here are seven simple guidelines on how your choices today affect the climate tomorrow...."

NOAA Climate Resources

American Public Gardens Association and NOAA Partner to Enhance Climate Change Awareness

NOAA and the American Public Gardens Association launched a broad agreement regarding climate change programming. It links NOAA’s internationally recognized climate services and the Association's public gardens, which receive more than seventy million visitors a year.

Education Curriculum

American Public Gardens Association members are leaders dedicated to the conservation of and education about the earth’s flora and fauna. Member gardens are uniquely qualified to share science-based, non-partisan information and facilitate outreach to engage visitors in sustainable solutions to climate change.

Supporting Pollinators

Public gardens occupy a critical place in the discussion surrounding pollinator health. They perform research related to plant conservation and pollinator protection, join forces with other public or private institutions to promote awareness of the issue, and educate millions of their own visitors on plant conservation and pollinator protection. This all occurs against a backdrop of intentionally designed and managed spaces where the best tools are needed to achieve the highest aesthetic value.

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