The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice

As mentioned in previous issue of Blue Planet News to Use, Sarah Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie have authored a newly-published book, The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice, which is full of practical information and inspiration for our Partner ZAMs (zoos, aquariums, and museums).

Global climate conditions and other serious issues facing human society demand a strong response by institutions that are here for the long haul, as ZAMs are: to collect, conserve, and educate in perpetuity. Environmentally friendly practices are increasingly critical to the mission of our Partner ZAMs, and as learning institutions of all types, ZAMs are uniquely suited to modeling green behavior.

The Ocean Project continually challenges our Partners to become even stronger leaders for conservation and a sustainable society. We urge all Partners to remember to “walk the talk” or, maybe more appropriately, “run the talk” because time is short!

This handbook will help guide ZAM staff in incorporating green design into new construction and day-to-day operations. Sustainable practices can not only save on operating costs, but also make ZAMs attractive to new visitors and fundraising sources.

Get more information and order the book.

Posted in Museums, Sustainability.

Alyssa Isakower

Alyssa has consulted for The Ocean Project coordinating World Oceans Day since 2011 and is more excited for June 8th every year! She is interested in all things social media, and has been thrilled to work with partners of The Ocean Project around the world on exciting conservation outreach, both on the ground and online.

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