Sarah Sutton is CEO of Environment and Culture Partners (ECP), a non-profit accelerating cultural institutions’ leadership in climate action. She is a long-time museum professional and climate advocate. She has worked across the U.S., supporting institutions and associations in developing climate-smart thinking. ECP and the New England Museum Association recently were awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant for a groundbreaking, multi-institution energy assessment project to collect and evaluate energy use data from representative institutions to create the field’s first in-depth analysis supporting decision-making at any institution.
This analysis will support museums’ data-driven strategic planning and implementation. ECP also manages the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative, a $10M grant program supporting energy efficiency and clean energy projects at visual arts institutions. Sutton is the Cultural Sector Lead for America is All In, the coalition of U.S. subnational organizations supporting the Paris Agreement. She also is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Climate Change Task Force, an instructor in the Harvard University Museums Studies Program, co-author of two editions of The Green Museum, and author of Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites & Museums.