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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
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
Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances.

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7/2/18
Getting Real: Health in the Teaching of Climate and Earth Science

The impacts of climate change on health as well as the societal responses to climate change are varied and significant.

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3/14/18
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
The future of plant conservation: linking to the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

This video from the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress features Cristián Samper who joined WCS as President and Chief Executive Officer of WCS in August 2012.

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1/31/18
An Ethics Checklist for Curators of Living Plant Collections

Public gardens have an obligation to uphold the highest ethical standards, including when it comes to development and management of the collections in our care.

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1/17/18

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