The Museum Has Gone Green by Going White

By Jackie Garbarino
Museum Shop and Volunteer Manager

Museum with its red roof, October 2010

In an effort to cut fuel costs and decrease our carbon “Big Foot” print, we have painted the Museum’s roof white. There are some environmentalists who think that we could greatly reduce the earth’s temperature and reduce carbon emissions if we all had white roofs.  Something to think about.

We will let you know if this effort decreases the power bills for air conditioning our exhibits and artifacts and, of course, we humans as a side benefit. We are also hoping this white elastomeric coating will eliminate the mysterious leak that has plagued the “buzzer” room for years, if not centuries. We need a good rain to assess that, so start your rain dancing now!

Museum with its new environmentally friendly roof, July 2011.