A Greener Field

Edible Treasures Garden, 2015

The Field Museum’s Green Team

A Greener Field (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 helps integrate the ethos of environmentalism, conservation and sustainability into the Museum's operations.  

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.

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