How can a cultural heritage institution respond to emerging pressures from climate change in an organized and strategic way? For the past two years, the Boston Green Ribbon Commission has offered a program on Collaborative Climate Action Planning to Boston’s cultural and educational institutions.  Based in behavior theory and organizational change management – with climate experts as guest faculty – the program reduces barriers to taking organizational climate action and results in a Climate Action Plan framework, an essential roadmap for organizations. The process creates a peer learning community in which to comfortably expand and deepen education around mitigation, resiliency, and climate justice work. 

GRC is currently inviting applicants to join a new cohort in the Fall of 2024. Please join the following virtual meeting on May 3rd from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. to learn about Collaborative Climate Action Planning from organizations that have graduated! REGISTER HERE.


Cultural Institutions Working Group Co-Chairs:

  • Sharon Malt, Trustee and Past Board President, Huntington Theatre Company
  • Gwill York, President, Board of Trustees, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

CAP Program Participants:

  • Jamie Gahlon, Director and Co-Founder, HowlRound Theatre Commons;
    Special Advisor to the VP of the Office of the Arts, ArtsEmerson
  • Benjamin Haavik, Team Leader, Property Care, Historic New England
  • Jennifer Lamy, Associate Director, Sustainability, Emerson College
  • Joshua Meyer, Curator of Horticulture and Sustainability, Zoo New England
  • Dallase Scott, Program Leader and Founder & Principal, Trust