Minneapolis and St. Paul have some awesome green museum action going on:
- I lay on my back on the Bakken Museum's green roof
- I toured the soon-to-open American Swedish Institute - an excellent blending of mission and technology plus an historic house! http://www.asimn.org/. Nina, Christy and Ingrid were fab
- I discovered the lighting designer at MIA as he was changing out all the third-floor Halos for LED's!
- I met the guy with all the data behind the MIA LED change, Charles Walbridge, and he hung out with us PIC Greenies during the conference. Check out his material!
- The ASI architects and designers joined PIC Greenies at Brit's Pub
- So did the Bell Museum of Natural History gang who shared their information on their traveling exhibit "Sustainable Shelter" - http://www.bellmuseum.org/
- I had lunch with the Minnesota Historical Society's sustainability officer plus a green team member. Shengyin Xu may be the first SO at an historical society. Am I right?
- And there wasn't even enough time to repeat earlier visits to James J. Hill House and the Mill City Museum, sigh, but both are doing good green stuff.