Fifteen Cultural Institutions signed the We Are Still In declaration, aligning their educational and operational emissions with the emissions-reduction efforts of over 2,700 businesses, faith organizations, states, cities, and universities.
Cultural Institutions are an important part of the national effort to fulfill the United States' commitment under the Paris Agreement, and complete the work of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. The museums, zoos, gardens, aquariums, and historic sites that make up this sector are hosts to 850 million in-person and 250 million online visitors annually. They are able to change their own practice, and that of their audiences and partners, in ways that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality, support education for all, and advance social equity and justice.
The We Are Still In declaration has grown to encompass a bipartisan group of signatories in all 50 U.S. states since its meteoric launch on June 5 following President Trump’s announced intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Its membership represents $6.2 trillion of the U.S. and over 130 million Americans or approximately 40 percent of the U.S. population.
- Strawbery Banke Museum
- California Academy of Sciences
- Abbe Museum
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden
- Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
- Brick Store Museum
- Michigan Science Center
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
- American Swedish Institute
- Madison Children's Museum
- The Climate Museum
- Science Museum of Minnesota
- South Street Seaport Museum