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Patrick Hamilton

Patrick Hamilton

Director of Climate Change, Energy and the Environment
Science Museum of Minnesota

Patrick Hamilton is the Director of Climate Change, Energy and the Environment at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Patrick also is a fellow of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, a member of the advisory board to the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership, and a member of the advisory committee to AMERICA IS ALL IN – a network of over 1,800 U.S. institutions committed to reducing U.S. emissions by at least 50% by 2030 through an all-of-society approach. At the Science Museum, Pat champions the museum’s goal to achieve 100% carbon neutrality by 2030 and develops projects on climate change, energy efficiency and renewable energy, water and food, and the intersections between these issues.

Speaking at Green Museums Summit 2023:

Race to Zero: Insights Gained Along the Path to Carbon Neutrality

The heating, cooling and powering of buildings is a significant source of the emissions driving climate change, but there is tremendous potential to dramatically improve the energy performance of buildings to the benefit of those who own and operate them; those who live, work, and play in them; and of the global atmosphere. 

This presentation shares how museums can showcase and champion the clean energy economy, and its many economic, employment, equity, education and environmental benefits. It has never been more necessary to act on climate change, nor has it been more possible.

Patrick Hamilton