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Sustainability Practices [in conservation], AIC Conservation Wiki

“This page is maintained by members of the American Institute for Conservation's Sustainability Committee.

The Sustainability Committee was founded in August 2008 as the Green Task Force (GTF) with the initial mission to evaluate U.S. conservators’ current awareness of sustainability and how we are working towards more appropriate practices in institutions and private businesses. In September 2010 the GTF became a committee called the Committee for Sustainable Conservation Practices (CSCP). In July 2013 the CSCP renamed itself to the Sustainability Committee to clarify our objectives, to appeal to a wider audience, and to increase its visibility.

The committee charge is as follows:

  • Provide resources for AIC members and other caretakers of cultural heritage regarding environmentally sustainable approaches to preventive care and other aspects of conservation practice. Resources may be provided via electronic media, workshops, publications and presentations.
  • Define Research topics and suggest working groups as needed to explore sustainable conservation practices and new technologies.”