Climate Action for Museums

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is pleased to launch a Climate Action for Museums Toolkit in collaboration with Green Economy Canada. This resource is intended to empower museums to embed environmental sustainability into the core of how they operate.

The Climate Action Toolkit provides information tailored to museums on the various steps they can take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and green their operations. The toolkit features climate action case studies from museums across Canada, including the Royal Alberta Museum and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. It also includes practical instructions for how museums can assess their current greenhouse gas emissions, create an action plan to reduce those emissions, and put that plan in place to meet meaningful goals.

Download the toolkit:

Climate Action for Museums

The AMA is currently part of the City of Edmonton's Corporate Climate Leaders Program and in year three of working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. With the launch of this important resource, we invite museums across the province to join us in looking for ways to reduce emissions and make their operations more environmentally sustainable.

As you put the concepts in this toolkit into practice, please share your progress with us. You can reach the AMA Green Team through, and Green Economy Canada at to share your thoughts or seek additional help on your sustainability journey.



The AMA would like to thank Green Economy Canada for their assistance in creating this toolkit and their work leading a series of workshop with pilot museums in the Edmonton area, including the Alberta Aviation Museum, the Art Gallery of Alberta, Musée Héritage Museum, Strathcona County Museum, and TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.

The AMA would also like to thank an anonymous donation through the Edmonton Community Foundation for the funds to complete this environmental programming project.

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