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Braden Paynter passed on this link to UK company making Welsh wool insulation for a green building material ...and other green restoration and building materials. Have a look - it will remind you to think outside the box for great solutions.
Green LightsNEW - AIC's green lighting page - a 'must-see'
A useful site for CFL information
You might want to look at this for your own edification, and to comment from a museum or historic site perspective...you may have ideas to add!
SSI site: The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.
Sustainable Use of Paints in Museums A paper has been published about the Sustainable Use of Coatings in Heritage institutions . Basically stay away from alkyd paints. New VOCs regulation will also discourage the use of those harmful alkyd paints.
Green & Historic Preservation
Elizabeth Wylie, from Finegold Alexander sent this from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance: NH Preservation Green Guidelines
Examples or Tools
New York State's Waste Audit form for Businesses
Building or renovating - don't do it without looking at The Contractor's Waste Management Guide (for Hawaii)
This is how you know you need to Turn Off Your Computer at Night
The Greener Good Museum magazine article by Brophy and Wylie, January 2008.
It's Easy Being Green Museum (News) magazine bu Brophy and Wylie, September 2006
The Madison Children's Museum green exhibits website
Sarah Brophy's Green Museums page with article links and some sample green museums. via www.bmuse.net
The Union of Concerned Scientists' Green Game
The Virginia Association of Museums' Green Museum Game
A Recycling Calculator activity link - musums can run the site on exhibit computers or offer the link on take-home materials. http://www.nrc-recycle.org/theconversionator/shell.html
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The California Association of Museums just launched their brand new Green Museums Initiative website -- looks like a great resource for all things related to sustainable museum practice:
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