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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
Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas

This Atlas intends to serve as a guide for renewable energy developers and operators to maximize their contributions to the SDGs.

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2/7/19
A Pathway to Sustainable American Cities: A Guide to Implementing the SDGs

With this guide, cities can take advantage of the SDG framework and other cities’ experiences, saving valuable time and resources in setting goals and strategies while not reinventing the wheel.

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2/7/19
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
Building an Emergency Plan

Building an Emergency Plan is designed to guide an institution and its staff through the process of developing a team-based emergency preparedness and response program, which results in the creation of an emergency preparedness and response plan.

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1/14/19
Chicago Botanic Garden Supplier Diversity Policy

The Chicago Botanic Garden recognizes its responsibility to the communities which it serves and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination.

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1/9/19
Fourth National Climate Assessment

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes

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11/29/18
Accounting for Trees in Stormwater Models

This paper is intended to help the stormwater engineering community more easily account for trees in runoff and pollutant load calculations so that they can more readily incorporate them into their stormwater management strategies.

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10/25/18
Adapting the botanical landscape of Melbourne Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) in response to climate change

Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.

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2/9/18

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