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Public Gardens Sustainability Index with Related SDGs

The Public Gardens Sustainability Index represents a holistic approach to define principles and best practices for operational sustainability, sector-wide.

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9/6/18
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.

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7/2/18
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
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
Biodiversity Conservation in a Telecoupled World

The environmental and socioeconomic interactions between distant regions of the world (“telecoupling”) are dramatically increasing.

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10/23/17
Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

There is an urgent need for a new paradigm that integrates the continued development of human societies and the maintenance of the Earth system (ES) in a resilient and accommodating state.

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10/23/17
Natural Disaster Planning Template

As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences.

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11/5/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

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10/28/15

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