Monday, March 30, 2009

Go GREEN with the MF this April.


As membership coordinator here at the MF, I'm extremely proud about the fact that last April we became the first museum in the United States to offer a GREEN Membership level. With absolutely no paper involved, GREEN members choose to forgo ALL printed materials. In addition to being a responsible environmental choice, this allows a larger portion of their membership contributions to go directly toward the art, rather than slick exhibition announcements or fundraising correspondence. But what's cooler, I believe, than being the first museum in the US to offer a paperless membership, are the everyday green efforts that occur here at the museum. The dedication of the entire staff to operate efficiently, yet eco-consciously, amazes me on a daily basis.

So throughout the month of April (in honor of Earth Day on the 22nd), I'll be showcasing some of the ways the Mattress Factory chooses to incorporate environmentally-conscious procedures, projects and people into its daily operations. From recycling and retro-fitting to CFLs and QRs, we feel that true progress stems from the everyday actions of forward-thinking people and organizations. With that in mind, I'm excited to share the museum's green efforts with you in the weeks to come and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts about these initiatives. Stay tuned! The first installment to come later this week!

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3 comments:

lizk said...

but I want to know NOW!

Anonymous said...

Hate to be a downer, but I'm not sure if you guys are the first: http://www.worcesterart.org/Membership/green_membership.html

Awesome idea though, glad to see it implemented!

Jeffrey @ the MF said...

We love Worcester and all they're doing to further Greening initiatives within their organization. Good stuff.

However we launched our Green membership over a year ago, in March of 2008, making us the first museum to do so.

Thanks for posting!