Paris Climate Accords
Our Association fully supports the Paris Climate Accords and their underlying principles and objectives.
The American Public Gardens Association and its over 600 member institutions serve more than 120 million visitors annually. Our association full supports the Paris Climate Accords and their underlying principles and objectives. We join the ranks of major corporations including GE, ExxonMobil, BP, Gap, Apple, Tesla, Disney, and Mars in opposition to withdraw.
We believe the withdrawal of the United States from the Accords presents a compelling opportunity for our profession to continue our existing advocacy for the communities we serve and advance our shared vision for a healthy planet. Our gardens connect people to plants and nature, and as such are uniquely poised to be places where people can experience the dynamics of the natural world, including shifts in climate, with all their senses.
We created the Climate and Sustainability Alliance to be a resource, providing a wealth of information so that our gardens can operate in the most sustainable and efficient manner possible. To be operationally sustainable from an economic, social, and environmental perspective is an ideal that we can and should reach. Hundreds of resources and tools, most importantly the Public Gardens Sustainability Index, await any garden to use to further their journey towards sustainability and a world where public gardens are indispensable.