Sustainability at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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Image of the National Mall with the Capitol building in the backgorund and a large group of people walking toward and away from the camera

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival won AAM’s PIC-Green Professional Network  2017 Sustainability Excellence Award for Programming. Here, James Deutsch, Program Curator for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Eric Hollinger an archaeologist from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History explain why and how they changed the way waste is diverted for the festival.  For many years, the Smithsonian … Read More

The Museum Sector and the Paris Agreement

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Concept image for the new entrace to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Sarah Sutton is principal of Sustainable Museums, a museum consultancy. She is also a member of the PIC-Green Professional Network. The very day President Donald Trump announced that the United States would not sign on to the Paris climate accord, the New York Times reported that “30 mayors, three governors, more than 80 university presidents and more than 100 businesses … Read More