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The Green Museum

A Primer on Environmental Practice, Second Edition

Sarah S. Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie

Environmentally friendly practices are crucial to the mission of museums, which, as houses of preservation, are uniquely suited to modeling green behavior and sustainability. The Green Museum remains the leading handbook for museums seeking to learn ways to implement environmentally sustainable practices at their institutions, whether they are planning new construction or want to find out how to “green” their day-to-day operations. As environmental sustainability becomes the rule rather than the exception for businesses of all kinds, this new edition features updated standards, techniques, and information as well as new case studies. « less more »
AltaMira Press
Pages: 320Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
978-0-7591-2324-3 • Hardback • March 2013 • $92.00 • (£65.00)
978-0-7591-2323-6 • Paperback • March 2013 • $43.00 • (£29.95)
978-0-7591-2322-9 • eBook • March 2013 • $40.00 • (£24.95)
Sarah Brophy, LEED AP EBOM, is principal at bMuse: Sustainable Museums, a consultancy providing Integrated sustainability services including: fund-raising support; green team management; sustainability audits; operational enhancements; and strategy, for museums and cultural nonprofits.

Elizabeth Wylie LEED AP BD+C is trained as an art historian and spent 20 years in the museum field as a curator and director and more recently was engaged in business development for architects. She is principal at WYLIE projects, a consultancy providing strategy, marketing, development, and sustainability planning for museum, cultural and preservation organizations and for the A/E/C industry.

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6. The Journey

About the Authors
Kudos on the second edition of The Green Museum, a pioneering book on creating meaningful sustainability. Packed with even more information and case studies, Brophy and Wylie are expert guides to a greener path.

Kate Davies, Founding Chair (2006-2008), Green Museums Initiative, California Association of Museums

The Green Museum is a must-have comprehensive guide, filled with examples and resources for anyone in a position to bring positive change to a museum, zoo, aquarium, recreational park or educational facility. An essential read, not only for sustainability coordinators or facility managers, but for environmental educators, interpreters, designers and curators. The updates in this second edition make this book relevant in the fast changing world of green technology standards and certification.

Jose Marcos-Iga, president of the North American Association for Environmental Education

• Sarah Sutton Brophy is interviewed about green museum work on the VoiceAmerica show called The Museum Life. Listen here: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/75658/greening-the-museum