The Field Museum’s Green Team
A Greener Field (the moniker of the Museum’s “green team”) began as a grassroots recycling effort in 1989, and now has over 40 members representing every area of the Museum. Staff members who share the Museum’s commitment to improving sustainability voluntarily attend monthly meetings which provide an outlet for them to share successes and challenges in terms of greening their departments, as well as a vehicle to initiate and help implement institution-wide programs. From bike sharing programs to recycling and composting endeavors, A Greener Field has helped the Museum walk-the-walk of environmentalism, conservation and sustainability.
RU Sustainability Studies Major Laura Miller Hill describes the Field’s sustainability efforts in her October 8, 2015 blog: Greening the Field Museum: SUST Major Laura Miller Hill Reports on Her Summer Sustainability Internship
Special Events: The Field Museum as a Green Venue
The Field Museum prides itself on being a green venue for hosting Special Events.
Edible Treasures Garden
Pictured below is the Edible Treasures Garden on the Museum's West Terrace. Over 130 Field Museum staff are on the volunteer garden team; the harvests are shared by volunteers and used for potluck learning activities.