Green Museum Case Study: Dudson Museum

      Dudson Museum agreed to be one of the first museums to go green with the ‘Greenshoots’ scheme launched in 2011 in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. The museum displays 200 years of Dudson pottery and is contained in a Grade II bottle oven. Their most significant green achievement was reducing their electricity…

About LEDs

About LEDs LED lighting is often advocated as a sustainable alternative to tungsten and halogen lighting, and a form of energy-saving lighting that particularly suits museums. There are a number of reasons for this. LED lighting is generally about twice as efficient as standard tungsten lighting, and the technology is improving all the time. The…

Link: The Bag It and Bin It Campaign

An estimated 2 billion sanitary products are flushed down our toilets every year. This is a waste of water and is threatening to harm our water environment. The Bag It and Bin It campaign is all about spreading awareness of this resolvable problem. For more information and campaign materials, click here. Bag and Bin It Campaign

Green Museum Case Study: Greater Manchester Police Museum

The Greater Manchester Police Museum is a small, mainly volunteer-led museum founded in 1981. They participated in the ‘Sustainability Leadership for Museum Professionals’ programme run by Greener Museums in 2009/10. Before they joined the programme, they did not have a sustainability plan. They invested £7000 in installing LED lighting which has since saved them £2000…

The Green Tourism Business Award

Communities value their museums because of how much they have to teach us. They are quiet spaces for learning in a busy world. They are also, for the same reasons, very popular with tourists, who in turn make a particular contribution to the environmental life of a community. This is why the Green Museums programme…

Welcome!

Welcome to the Green Museums blog! 2013 will be the year that twelve West Midlands museums move towards a green future with the ‘Reducing Bills’ – Green Museums programme. And this blog will be recording every step of the way. My name is Tiffany Williams, and I am an intern here at Warwickshire County Council,…