Art Workshop: Creative Climate Commitment with Susan Israel

Susan Israel, AIA, LEED AP, President and Founder, Climate Creatives

Saturday, September 28, 9:30am–12:30pm
[Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]


What will motivate you to do more about the climate crisis? Perhaps something fun and visible? What is preventing you from acting? Maybe fear, and lack of belief that your actions matter? Susan Israel founded Climate Creatives to use art and design that engages people in change because data alone doesn’t do it: behavioral change begins with an emotional commitment.

Tree Mob™! From Solar Power to Flower Power

Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator, Arnold Arboretum, and Brendan Keegan, Arboretum Gardener II, Arnold Arboretum

Location: Weld Hill Solar Array, Arnold Arboretum, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale
With a projected completion date in fall 2019, the Weld Hill Solar Project represents the Arnold Arboretum’s most ambitious sustainability initiative to date. Comprising nearly 1300 solar panels, the system is capable of producing an estimated 566,409 kWh annually (approximately 30% of the Weld Hill Research Building's total energy load). Working in tandem with the panels, a unique battery storage array reduces peak demand charges, adding additional energy savings. Join Danny Schissler to learn about the photovoltaic system and Brendan Keegan to hear about the initial stages of development of a native plant pollinator meadow within the area of the solar panels. Meet at the solar array behind the Weld Hill Building at 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale.

It’s Your Climate: Act Toward Change

Join us at the Arnold Arboretum for events aimed at encouraging thoughtful consideration of the climate crisis and ways that individuals and organizations can take action. Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) and the Arnold Arboretum are partnering with community members and organizations across Massachusetts to bring you a variety of events, both formal and informal, for the second annual Climate Preparedness Week. Learn about earth-centered ethics initiatives around the globe, collaborate with others in an art and design workshop to create a three-dimensional talisman that will spur people to change their behavior vis-à-vis the climate crisis, or strike up a climate conversation on one of our Dia-Logs. Registration is requested or required for certain events. For a full list of events and to register, please see:

The Caterpillar Lab visits the Arnold Arboretum!

[Arnold Arboretum,Hunnewell Building] August 22 through August 26, 10:00am-5:00pm every day
The Caterpillar Lab, from Keene, NH, comes to the Arnold Arboretum for 5 days of astonishing exhibits. Explore the captivating world of caterpillars on a whole new level.There will be live caterpillars, cocoons, hatched eggs, shed skins and much more. Visitors of all ages will be amazed. For more information and to contact us email or call 617.384.5209.

Family Hike: The Forest is Calling

Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll visit a nearby forest inside the Arboretum and learn what plants and animals live there. Play with forest puppets, get a tattoo, and read a StoryWalk ®. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten.