Cultural heritage institutions are already moving toward environmentally sustainable practices in collections, facilities, and business management, and many wish to go further. In this session, you will review the stages of sustainability acceptance within institutions: grassroots – making the case for change; functional- translating vision into action; and strategic – expanding boundaries. Author and sustainability specialist Sarah Sutton will lead the discussion with presenters from institutions of different sizes and at varying points on the environmental sustainability timeline.


  • Sarah Sutton


  • Shengyin Xu
  • Charles Walbridge
  • Jerry Foust