UPDATE: Recording now available (embedded below). As mentioned in the presentation, Boston GRC is facilitating another round of Climate Action Planning for a second cohort of cultural institutions in the Metro Boston area. If you might be interested to be a part, please share your contact information in the following CAP interest form.

Recorded March 4, 2022.

Friday March 4, 12p: REGISTER HERE https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5DydOocOQBe2yR754rUAVw.

Climate action planning is an essential element of institutional risk management, as well as an opportunity to reinvigorate organizational priorities and practices and refine management systems. The Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Collaborative Climate Action Planning program is designed to reduce common barriers to identifying and managing climate risks and support organizations in creating practical roadmaps for climate action. First launched with a group of ten Boston cultural institutions in June of 2021 with planned completion in mid-2022, the program creates a peer learning community to expand and deepen education around carbon mitigation; resiliency to climate impacts like heat and flooding; and climate justice. As the first cohort approaches the halfway point, participants have established their process, plans, and next steps and are ready to share and inspire future project participants.

This GRCx – a follow on to Climate Resiliency for Cultural Heritage, a program executed last fall with COSTEP MA – will provide an overview of climate action planning and will offer a peek into the development process, goals, and next steps at the Museum of Science, Esplanade Association, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, along with program leader, Dallase Scott of Trust. Panelists will discuss practicalities such as identifying climate risks, measuring baseline impacts, organizing for action, gaining the attention of leadership, designing internal communication, engaging stakeholders, finding resources, and keeping an eye on applicable regulations. You will hear details about how each institution conducted its unique planning process to achieve the common goals of climate awareness and preparedness while contributing to a climate-ready, equitable, and carbon-free Boston.


Paul Ippolito, Vice President of Facilities and Building OperationsMuseum of Science, Boston

Christine Francois, Programs & Sustainability Coordinator, Esplanade Association

Clifford Rust, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Dallase Scott, Founder and Principal, Trust

Date & Time:

Friday, March 4th, 202212:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

About GRCx:
GRCx is an interactive program series from the Boston Green Ribbon Commission designed to accelerate the implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan by providing high-quality, useful content on climate resilience and carbon mitigation to the Boston community.