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"Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, and that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations." – United States Environmental Protection Agency+ Read More
In 2000, the Museum began to focus on technology and engineering, a direction that led us to encourage our visitors to explore the impact of technology on their lives, our society, and our planet. It was only sensible to apply the critical thinking skills we help develop in our visitors to our own daily work. That process continues today.+ Read More
The Museum continues to expand our efforts in promoting conservation and renewable energy technologies by developing new exhibition components that will help visitors more clearly understand the global energy picture. We share our decisions and their subsequent results to foster an informed active citizenship. The Museum develops exhibits and programs and produces events about the interaction between the natural and human-made worlds to help visitors more clearly understand and think critically about sustainability-related issues.+ Read More
The Museum educates visitors about climate systems and climate change, renewable energy, conservation, and sustainability in general through its exhibits and programs. We practice the same critical thinking skills in the way we run the Museum.+ Read More
The interdependence between humans and nature will be a central idea for a near-term Museum renovation, the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River. Visitors will begin to understand the role of humanity in the dynamic global biosphere, and the great opportunity society faces to both critically understand and profoundly affect the Earth’s environment.+ Read More
This section includes Museum-based resources and a selection of external links on environmental sustainability, climate change, and energy.+ Read More