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Online course on environmental sustainability in museums

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
MS265: The Green Museum: Introduction to Environmental
Sustainability in Museums
Instructor: Sarah S. Brophy
Feb 4 - Mar 1, 2013
Price: $475
Location: Online at <URL:>

Description: Explore how the realities and principles of
environmental sustainability can be applied to museum situations.
The course includes discussions about the philosophy of going green,
and how it affects institutional policy and planning. Students will
be required to keep a journal, collect photographs, and to visit two
museums, one not your own. Upon completing this course, students
will be able to:

    Apply principles of environmental-sustainability to work and
    personal decisions

    Identify and test facts, understand trade-offs, and recognize
    mission-effects related to environmental sustainability when
    they make choices at their museums for programming, and
    operational projects

    Encourage others to adopt sustainable practice within a museum
    context; and support others in bringing about change in an
    institution and in the field

Logistics: Participants in The Green Museum: Introduction to
Environmental Sustainability in Museums work at their own pace
through sections and interact through online chats. Instructor Sarah
Brophy is available at scheduled times during the course for email
support. The Green Museum includes online literature and
student-teacher/group-teacher dialog. The course is limited to 20

The Green Museum runs four weeks. To reserve a spot in the course,
please pay at <URL:> If
you have trouble please contact Helen Alten at

The Instructor:

    Sarah S. Brophy, LEED-AP, is consultant for museums, historic
    sites, zoos and gardens pursuing environmental sustainability in
    their buildings, operations and programming. She works with the
    Detroit Zoo, the Peoria Riverfront Museum, and Green Energy
    Design. She also teaches The Green Museum at The George
    Washington University Museum Studies Graduate Program. Currently
    she is a co-chair of the American Association of Museum's
    Professional Interest Committee on Environmental Sustainability.
    Sarah is the co-author of The Green Museum: A Primer on
    Environmental Sustainability, and author of Is Your Museum
    Grant-Ready? She authored or co-authored chapters in four other
    textbooks including The Manual of Museum Planning, Third
    Edition, and Sustainable Museums: Strategies for the 21st
    Century. Her articles have appeared in the American Association
    of Museum's Museum News and Museum magazines, The American
    Association of State and Local History's History News, and The
    American Public Garden Association's Public Garden. Sarah is
    bent on demonstrating that museums, zoos, gardens and aquariums
    should be leaders in modeling and promoting sustainable living
    and learning. Sarah Brophy runs bMuse a consultancy for museums
    that believes that the defining feature of museums is
    experiential learning, the pleasure, power and opportunity of
    it. Her work focuses on helping museums become sustainable
    through strategic grants development, cost-saving green
    buildings and behavior, and in mainstreaming actions that
    strengthen relevance and responsiveness to the audiences they

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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Received on Friday, 11 January, 2013

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