Welcome, Museum Niederösterreich!

Welcome, Museum Niederösterreich!

We are thrilled to announce that a new museum has joined our growing network: please welcome Museum Niederösterreich!

This wonderful museum already has a lot to be proud of concerning its commitments to sustainability, and they have no interest in stopping now.

The museum announced its support for the global Fridays For Future and Museums For Future movements in the November of 2019, and despite everything going on in the world this past year has opened a very special exhibition in the summer of 2020, entitled “Climate & Me.”

Image from the Museum Niederösterreich website, photo of the “Climate and me” exhibition. Read more about the exhibition here!

The exhibition will be on show until August 2021 in the museum’s House of Nature. For all those who will be able to visit the museum once cultural institutions re-open in Austria, making a trip to this well-founded, interactive exhibition will be well worth it!

In its mission statement, the Museum of Lower Austria has dedicated itself entirely to sustainability, and it has just become the second museum in the whole of Austria and the first in Lower Austria to be awarded the Austrian Ecolabel!

It is a great pleasure for us to officially welcome this sustainable museum to Museums For Future!

To learn more about the museum, visit their website, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

To read the original German language version of this newsletter, click here.

Advent, Advent, the earth is on fire … Climate Watch on the Window Sill

Advent, Advent, the earth is on fire … Climate Watch on the Window Sill

“Lights out, light a candle” on December 12th

“As part of a Climate Watch on the Window Sill, candles placed on European window sills can send a signal for the climate and solidarity – everyone acting individually, yet all together, too. Under the hashtag #klimawache2020, everyone can share their own contributions through social media, resulting in an online sea of lights, in line with the motto of “lights out, light a candle”.

The climate crisis has been pushed out of the spotlight of reports and discussions by COVID-19. All the more important, therefore, to raise awareness again. To this end, the Graz Natural History Museum, together with prominent partners and the wider population, is calling for a campaign throughout Austria, Climate Watch on the Window Sill, to take place from 6 pm on December 12th, the day on which the Paris Agreement on climate change was reached.

Anyone wishing to take part and send a signal should place a burning candle in their window for one hour or longer from 6 pm on December 12th and turn off the lights in the rooms inside. In order to make this communal climate watch on the window sill visible online, too, photos and videos can be shared on social media under the hashtag #klimawache2020.”

Read more about the action and get your candles ready!

Digitales Lichtermeer – #FightFor1Point5

Digitales Lichtermeer – #FightFor1Point5
🎂 5 Jahre Pariser Abkommen: Am 12. Dezember 2015 hat sich die Politik dazu verpflichtet, die Erderhitzung auf 1,5 Grad zu beschränken. Fünf Jahre danach schlittern wir auf einen Temperaturanstieg von 3 bis 5 Grad zu und damit auf unvorstellbare Lebensbedingungen.🌪️🌊
🙅‍♀️ Die Politik handelt, als gäbe es kein Morgen. Doch Fridays For Future fordert Zukunft ein! Mach am Freitag beim weltweiten Online-Protest mit:
🕯️🕯️🕯️ Digitales Lichtermeer #FightFor1Point5: Schnapp dir am 11. Dezember ein Streikschild und Kerzen und poste DEINE Botschaft mit dem Hashtag #FightFor1Point5 auf Social Media! Du kannst uns dein Foto auch an mitmachen@fridaysforfuture.at schicken. Alle Fotos werden gesammelt und gemeinsam veröffentlicht.
🗣️ Zusätzlich wird am Platz der Menschenrechte von 17:00 bis 19:00 Uhr der Hashtag #FightFor1Point5 mit Kerzen aufgebaut. Werdet Teil der Aktion und bringt ab 15:00 Uhr Kerzen und Gläser (als Windschutz) beim Platz der Menschenrechte vorbei. Von 17:00 bis 19:00 Uhr gibt es dort Reden und Musik. 😷 Mund-Nasen-Klimaschutz und Abstand halten nicht vergessen! 🧕 ↔️ 💁