Learn more about government’s intention to modernize the museum to protect our historic holdings and provide better access to our collections.
At the Royal BC Museum we consider ourselves a leader in our sustainability initiatives. But this isn’t new thinking: around here we’ve been practicing good environmental stewardship for decades. As the keeper of BC’s environmental history, it’s our business. We:
The Royal BC Museum also participates in the annual Earth Hour challenge, held in over 150 countries around the world. Towards the end of March every year, Earth Hour brings together communities from across the world celebrating a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour.
The Royal BC Museum's recycling program, which all our staff and on-site partners participate in, is helping build a healthier environment. In addition to bins for glass bottles, aluminum cans, plastic, metals and cardboard, the recycling program also collects organic and wood waste. Royal BC Museum's estimated landfill diversion from our recycling program for the calendar year 2016 was as follows: from the wood recycling bin: 30 Cubic Yards; cardboard/paper: 916 Cubic Yards (paper collected and processed back into pulp at local BC Pulp Mills); organics: 207 Cubic Yards; soft plastics: 264 Cubic Yards; construction waste: 60 Cubic Yards (sorted and streamed for recycling) and light bulbs 1237 bulbs. Join us—do your part and recycle!
We consider ourselves a leader in sustainability initiatives and we have been practicing good environmental stewardship for decades. In conjunction with our long term vision and strategic plan to save energy in our buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this innovative software tool provides feedback on our building performance to visitors.