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Sustainability

NYBG preserves and protects Earth’s biodiversity and natural resources and enhances human well-being through environmental, social, and financial best practices in plant research and conservation, public horticulture and education, and business operations.

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Saving the Plants of the World

NYBG pursues science-based plant conservation, providing fundamental research to support policy decisions made by governments at all levels. Its efforts have helped to protect some of the most threatened floras in the world, from Brazil to Myanmar, and have advanced forest management practices and capacity building in countries with diverse and endangered habitats.

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Sustainability Case Study

NYBG is a leader in operational sustainability. As documented in our annual carbon audit, since 2005 both attendance and building area at NYBG have effectively doubled, yet carbon emissions per visitor and per square foot have decreased over 50%. Recently the Building Energy Exchange featured a wide range of NYBG sustainability achievements in a Case Study.

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