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Leaving No U.S. City Behind: THE U.S. CITIES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX

In 2015, world leaders issued a clarion call to promote sustainable development by tackling climate change and environmental sustainability, growing inequalities and social exclusion, and ensuring economic opportunities for all. To this end they...

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7/2/18
Thriving in Disaster

Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time. To create preparative and responsive...

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6/20/18

 

 
 
Finding Water through the Fog of Drought

Innovative technologies are being applied to conserve water in drought stricken southern California:

1) The Ventura Botanical Gardens’ fog capture experiment has been ongoing since early 2015 with the goal of assessing the feasibility of scaling...

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6/20/18
Link Between Local Phenology and Climate Change

The Southeastern Virginia Phenology Network is a partnership between Old Dominion Univeristy (ODU) and Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The partnership started in 2010 with the purpose of assessing phenological change in native plants in respect to climate...

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4/23/18
Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop Wild Relatives

The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world’s most important food crops to climate change....

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4/6/18
Creating Sustainable Value

This presentation was given by Stuart L. Hart, S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Johnson School of Management. It gives a brief overview of a sustainable business framework. 

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3/19/18
Sustainable Campus Landscape Guide

The campus landscape, like its buildings, can be seen as the physical embodiment of a college’s values. It is a vital part of the life of a campus, providing space for study, play, outdoor events, aesthetic appreciation, and even food production

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3/19/18
Guide to Public-Private Collaboration On City Climate Resilience Planning

When city leaders and business leaders collaborate, it can lead to a virtuous circle through which initial resilience actions by cities lead to actions by businesses that lead to further action by cities. Since 2013, the Center for...

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1/25/18
National Strategy and Action Plan for the Role of Australia’s Botanic Gardens in Adapting to Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report concluded that human induced climate change is expected to have a discernable influence on many physical and biological systems. The resilience of many ecosystems is likely to be...

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1/22/18
Plant Collection "Half Life:" Can Botanic Gardens Weather the Climate?

Botanic gardens are organized around plant collections, and climate change will affect those collections. Land loss is expected for gardens near sea level, prompting a loss of plants from the collection. Future collection development requires planning...

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1/12/18
Coastal Risk Reduction Framework

This document is aimed at communities and organizations responsible for management of coastal zones, their risks and resources, and offers the benefit of a wide range of experience from around the world. The...

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11/16/17
Urban Water Blueprint

This report addresses a critical issue facing mayors in cities around the world: access to clean and adequate water supplies. The growth of urban populations, coupled with incidences of sudden climate stress and long-term land degradation of drinking...

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11/15/17
The Birds and the Bees of Climate Change

This presentation is an educational resource for those that want a breakdown of climate change in its simplest form-complete with current trends and resources for learning more and communicating climate change to the public!

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11/7/17
Let's Talk Communities & Climate

This guide features research-proven practices for successful climate communication and can play a vital role in every community leader’s tool kit. From talking points to counterpoints, “dos” and “don’ts,” proven steps to create your own custom message...

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11/6/17
Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance

To help increase awareness of these challenges and to address them, the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica sponsored this report, Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. This is an updated and...

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11/6/17
Let's Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate U.S. Latinos

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos living in the United States. Many Latino leaders have provided leadership on climate, and organizations are working to engage Latinos in solutions. Latino climate leadership is accelerating, but further ...

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11/6/17
Let's Lead On Climate

This guide features stories from organizations and communities across America that have successfully engaged their constituents in programs and initiatives to elevate climate leadership, action, and solutions. From nurses to pastors to local leaders,...

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11/6/17
Climate Literacy

To protect fragile ecosystems and to build sustainable communities that are resilient to climate change—including extreme weather and climate events—a climate-literate citizenry is essential. This climate science literacy guide identifies the essential...

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10/25/17
Data Tools for the California Bay Area: Actionable Intelligence for Cities to Support SDG Achievement

Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S....

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10/24/17
Integrated Science and Art Education for Creative Climate change Communication

An interdisciplinary field trip to a remote marine lab joined graduate students from fine arts and natural resource science departments to think creatively about the topic of climate change and science communication. We followed a learning cycle...

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10/23/17

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