Celebrating Earth Day 2022
April 22, 2022
Celebrate Earth Day 2022 with the BC Museums Association!
Museums, galleries, and cultural heritage institutions have trusted positions in our communities. With this comes the privilege to connect with the public on a number of topics such as repatriation and decolonization.
This Earth Day, let us reflect on climate action taking place in our communities and how we may weave these discussions into our personal and professional lives. How can our sector affect change and help educate folks on the importance of taking action against climate change?
To start this dialogue, the BC Museums Association has invited some in our sector and the community at large to share, inspire, and help educate us on the importance and interconnectedness of climate and the cultural heritage sector. Listen to the podcast episodes below!
Earth Day 2022 Podcasts
Hear how The Potato House Project integrates sustainability into their work and the importance of community for the success of their organization.
Climate Action Sector Survey
Deadline to complete: May 6, 2022
Estimated time to complete: 3 minutes
Climate Action Resources
Climate Action Funding
Looking to take action against climate change within your institution? View these climate action funding resources.
An all-in-one guide of funding opportunities for climate action projects in your community.
The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program aims to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in particular in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while also making the buildings more energy efficient, lower carbon, more climate resilient, and higher performing
The DMAF is a national, competitive, and merit-based contribution program intended to support public infrastructure projects designed to mitigate current and future climate-related risks and disasters triggered by climate change, such as floods, wildland fires, droughts and seismic events.
In partnership with First Nations communities, provincial and territorial governments and non-government organizations, Indigenous Services Canada's Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) helps communities on reserve access emergency assistance services.
The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is a suite of funding streams intended to enhance the resiliency of local governments, First Nations and communities in responding to emergencies. Funding is provided by the Province of BC and is administered by UBCM. Applications are not being accepted at this time.
Want to share the climate action your institution is already undertaking with colleagues in the sector? Connect with us, we would love to hear about your projects.
Please reach out to our Special Projects Coordinator, Koy Tayler.