The Public Garden Sustainability Index is an industry-specific tool to help gardens, large and small, meaningfully act upon this opportunity and fulfill the evolving stewardship responsibility that lies at the core of our collective mission. Environmental goals are realistic only when conceived within a broader perspective that encompasses Environmental, Social, and Financial Sustainability. The process of tackling sustainability issues need not be overwhelming. During this session, participants will test drive new tools that identify impacts your gardens are already making, break big goals into manageable steps, identify key personnel that need to be engaged, and offer inspiration to get started.

Approved for 1.5 LA CES credits

Presenters: S.P. Beck, American Public Gardens Association, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; M.A. Sifton, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York; D. Pieranunzi, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas; D.A. Galbraith, Royal Botanic Gardens, Ontario, Ontario; J.H. Graves, Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont; F. Lavoipierre, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, California; S. Munroe, Connected Gardens LLC, Alexandria, Virginia.