If you’re interested in environmental sustainability, it’s well worth continuing reading in order to discover a few key facts about Green Pic. Which is also known by the name Pic Green. To discover a few facts about Green Pic’s history, mission and activities, simply continue reading.
A quick introduction to Pic Green/Green Pic:
It was founded over a decade ago:
Green Pic was first founded over 10 years ago at an annual meeting which was hosted by the American Association of Museums, which is also referred to as the AAM. 80 individual members of the American Association of Museums decided to launch a committee on the issue of environmental sustainability. A global issue which has only become more important, in the 10 years which have since passed since Green Pic was founded.
It serves two purposes:
While Pic Green is concerned with supporting creative initiatives which focus on environment sustainability, it is also a professional network of individuals who work for some of the country’s most prestigious museums. As a professional network, members of Green Pic are able to make use of a wide variety of industry tools and encouraged to make industry connections with other members.
It received an award for sustainability:
One of Green Pic’s success stories as a professional organization was being awarded the Sustainability Excellence Award. As a result of the group’s work redesigning and reimagining some of their member’s museums with environmentally sound practices. Notable past winners of the highly coveted Sustainability Excellence Award include the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, the Wagner Free Institute of Science, the Field Museum and the Museo Interactivo de Economia.
Two members of Pic Green who are passionate about the group’s continued work are Luke Leyh who is a museum services co-ordinator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Musuem and Sarah Sutton who is the current principle at Sustainable Museums. If you’re interested in learning more information about sustainable museums it’s well worth following Sarah Sutton on Twitter at @greenmusem. Alternatively, you can find Sutton’s Sustainable Museums accounts by the same name on Facebook and Instagram.
So whether you work for a musuem and are interested in joining Green Pic in order to join a professional group or you’re interested in sustainable buildings and groups, it’s well worth keeping up to date with Green Pic’s continued work. Especially if you’re passionate about sustainability.