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Culture for Climate Action Workshop Series

February 21 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We’re excited to announce a series of new workshops to help you think about ways to plan for and mitigate the climate crisis, which is affecting communities across Vermont, including the creative sector. Starting in February, the Vermont Arts and Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN) will host Culture for Climate Action Vermont, a free virtual workshop series designed to empower Vermont arts and cultural organizations to develop, fund, and implement creative climate actions that align with their unique organizational mission, values, and priorities.

The series is geared toward staff and board members from Vermont’s arts and cultural heritage sector who own or lease facilities for their organizations.

Presented in collaboration with the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service’s Culture for Climate Action program, sessions will be held every other week, from 12-2 p.m., via Zoom, as follows:

  • Feb. 7: Carbon Mitigation, Climate Resilience, and Your Organization
    • Focus on key climate change, carbon mitigation, and resilience concepts.
    • Reflect on organizational values & unique opportunities.
    • Homework: initial data gathering + baseline development.
  • Feb. 21: Evaluating Your Facility and Operations
    • Focus on developing a baseline understanding of current facilities and operations.
    • Homework: facilities and operations self-assessment.
  • March 6: Strategizing for Organizational Resilience and Sustainability
    • Focus on strategies for clean energy and resilience in facilities and operations.
    • Explore funding and financing strategies and opportunities.
    • Homework: strategy identification and prioritization, funding & financing options.
  • March 20: Programming, Outreach, and Community Engagement
    • Focus on connecting organizational stakeholders and audiences to their shared context for climate action and resilience.
    • Homework: draft concepts for programming, outreach, and/or community engagement opportunities.

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Venue

Zoom