Wednesday, July 12, 2017

#MuseumsforParis from American Alliance of Museums' Alliance Labs


Here's an important post on #MuseumsforParis at Alliance Labs. It explains the who, what, why, and how of supporting the US, no the World's, commitment to the Paris Agreement.

The "where" is solved by contacting me with your commitment sarah@sustainablemuseums.net and using the hashtag #museumsforparis to let the world know.

This image from the post shows us what can be done inside and outside your organization for the good of all.

In a new display at the entrance to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 16 oil barrels provide a visual representation of the amount of CO2 guests can prevent from being released into the atmosphere annually by switching to renewable energy.

If you want to see more of Phipps' work in action, check out the Green Power Drive page at phipps.conservatory.org/greenpower

Now, what are you doing and what do you WANT to do to be part of this?





Sunday, July 9, 2017

Daylight and MASSMoCA

WIRED Magazine's piece on this refitted factory highlights the 3-floor penetration of they skylight. Light has been a key of making this massive, exciting site more exciting and accessible - weather in the building or the exhibit.  There is also a nice June 15 2017 article in the NYTimes tells the #museum beautifully, though it forgets to highlight the daylight....