Center for the Future of Museums: Towards a Green Future: Environment and Resource Sustainability in Museums
“Issues relating to the environment can seem overwhelming. What is the “urban heat island effect”? Will we generate enough clean energy? How much will sea levels rise? How will our museums respond to environmental changes? How are we accountable to our environment as public institutions? There are so many unanswered questions that we can end up feeling powerless and ineffectual.
Yet as museum professionals—and as engaged citizens—we have a responsibility to address the environmental issues that may confront us in the future. Even if we are at a loss for specific implementation strategies, engaging in dialog and futures thinking can help us better prepare for coming changes.”