THE GREENEST MUSEUM ON EARTH
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
This video is about the building of the greenest museum in the world. It talks
about sustainable architecture.
In groups of five, answer these questions:
1. What kind of museum do you think it is?
( ) arts
( ) natural history
( ) collection
2. What do you think makes the museum green?
Check the aspects which make this museum green:
( ) reduction of energy consumption
( ) plumbing installations that harvest rain water
( ) solar panels
( ) gray water systems to recycle waste water
( ) recycled steel
( ) lumber harvested from sustainable-yield forests
( ) recycled denim insulation
( ) wood for cabinets comes from a local park
( ) Solar powered elevators
( ) The public environment is naturally cooled
In pairs, think about the two places where you probably spend most of your
time: home, working place, for example. What aspects of these places could
conceivably - without overwhelming investment or inconvenience – be made
more “green”? Discuss these “green” living and/or work-place alternatives and
share your list with the whole group.