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Introduction: greener museums
It is increasingly obvious that museums will have to find ways to reduce the environmental costs of preserving the past and providing access to it
Benefits of going green
With evidence of climate change growing yearly, museums must start doing more to reduce their environmental impact, writes David Martin.
Developing an environmental policy
There are simple ways to reduce your environmental impact, and plenty of advice on steps to take. But developing a policy to take a long-term viewis vital
Simple steps towards a greener museum
Cutting energy use is just part of reducing your environmental impact – you should consider your purchasing, transport and recycling policies, too
Cutting energy and water use
Cutting energy and water use in buildings should be at the heart of any museum’s strategy – and there are many ways to achieve this
Greener collection care
Balancing care of collections with concern for the environment is important - as is using collections to educate about the environment
Case study: sustainability
Gibson Mill, a former cotton mil,l leads the way for sustainability, generating all its power and water, and disposing of its own waste
Case study: green heritage centre
The Jervis Bay area in Australia was once earmarked to be a steelworks - now it is home to a 'green' heritage centre.
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