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Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience.

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4/15/19
A GIS Data Model for Public Gardens

An enterprise GIS data model was developed for use in public gardens, which includes botanical gardens, arboreta, and zoos.

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4/8/19
Five Approaches to Build Functional Early Warning Systems

This publication aims to support UNDP practitioners and partners (international organisations, nongovernmental organisations, governments, as well as civil society organisations) in the process of setting up or improving early warning systems.

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4/3/19
125th Anniversary Endowment Needs

Endowment is one of the most important financial underpinnings an institution can have. It represents a long-term investment by today’s donors in the future generations who will enjoy and benefit from the work of the institution.

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4/1/19
Fundraising Communications Toolkit for Board Members

The purpose of a fundraising communications toolkit for board members is to provide them with the “tools” that they need to effectively raise funds for your organization.

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3/18/19
Board & Governance Documents

These documents help address the following questions/topics to help those gardens in need of developing best practices for working with and recruiting your board:

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3/18/19
Contemporary climatic analogs for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century

A major challenge in articulating human dimensions of climate change lies in translating global climate forecasts into impact assessments that are intuitive to the public.

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2/27/19
Working with Emergency Responders: Tips for Cultural Institutions

In any major emergency, you will be working with local emergency responders to save and secure
your institution. If you have a good relationship with your local emergency responders and know

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2/26/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Leadership

As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future.

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2/14/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Internships

Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the

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1/30/19

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