March 26, 2007

Greener Campus

Posted by: Karyn Gregory

Since the Burke Museum shares a campus with the University of Washington, their news is often our news. Last week, UW President Mark Emmert signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, “pledging that all three UW campuses will record its emissions of greenhouse gases and implement policies to decrease them.” Between 2000 and 2005, the University cut back gas emissions by 9 percent. Not too shabby.

Today, the Burke Web site is launching a new resource for information concerning climate change on both local and global levels.

In the coming months, the Burke Museum will offer exhibits, educational programs, and environmental forums designed to engage audiences in an ongoing discussion about climate change and global warming solutions.