Tuesday, September 12, 2017

AASLH 2017 Conference Session on Sustainability for the Field

In our session I tested our group's observation skills. I invited them to enter the raffle for two free copies of Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums by writing down (on reused paper) what green practices they had noticed at the 2017 AASLH conference.

The attendees were impressed with what they'd seen AND they suggested I share that with others to give AASLH credit. I agree. Let's share the good work wherever we can. Here's what we saw:

  • Lots of reusable water bottles in use 
  • Porcelain coffee mugs instead of disposable coffee cups
  • Recycling containers/bins
  • No single-use disposables at lunches
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Working toward the app to replace the printed conference program someday
  • People walked more than they normally would - around town, for exercise, up stairs instead of elevators
  • No Styrofoam!

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