Creative Discovery Museum Is Getting Greener

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Ashley Bosecker, who completed the green|leader sustainability course green|spaces' provides to increase environmental stewardship, celebrates the Creative Discovery Museum's green|light certification. Ms. Bosecker played in instrumental role in helping the museum implement sustainable practices to earn the certification.
Ashley Bosecker, who completed the green|leader sustainability course green|spaces' provides to increase environmental stewardship, celebrates the Creative Discovery Museum's green|light certification. Ms. Bosecker played in instrumental role in helping the museum implement sustainable practices to earn the certification.

Creative Discovery Museum has earned green|light certification as part of its Ignite Discovery Capital Campaign and renovation program. The certification highlights CDM’s commitment to implementing green practices throughout its programs and operations. 

Spearheaded by staff members Ashley Bosecker and Karen Dewhirst, CDM worked with green|spaces’ green|light Program Director Kelley Cureton along with the EPB Accelerator cohort, to identify key ways to become better environmental stewards.

“We are proud to collaborate with both local and national partners to develop a sustainability program that will support the Museum and provide children and families a better understanding of what they can do to protect our environment today and for future generations,” said Henry Schulson, CDM’s executive director.

Current initiatives include a green roof to reduce stormwater runoff and heat island effect, an expansion of its solar array to reduce energy costs, and the development of exhibits and education programs on sustainability and renewable energy. The Museum is also planning infrastructure improvements to further reduce energy costs and promote water conservation.

As a unique regional sustainability certification, green|light connects local businesses to resources and helps guide them in best practices to minimize environmental impact while improving community
collaboration. 

“It was a pleasure to work with the Creative Discovery Museum, both celebrating the commitment they’ve had to environmental stewardship over the past 25+ years, but also looking forward to how they can grow the museum to not only be the most efficient but educate guests on how they can themselves make a difference,” Ms. Cureton said. “I’m proud to certify them as the next green|light business and look forward to visiting with my own daughters once the renovations are complete!”

From left, Duane Rousseau, Katie Hanners, Henry Schulson, Ashley Bosecker, and Karen Dewhirst, of the Creative Discovery Museum celebrate the green|light ribbon cutting with green|spaces' Michael Walton, Kelley Cureton, and Finn and Henry Walton
From left, Duane Rousseau, Katie Hanners, Henry Schulson, Ashley Bosecker, and Karen Dewhirst, of the Creative Discovery Museum celebrate the green|light ribbon cutting with green|spaces' Michael Walton, Kelley Cureton, and Finn and Henry Walton

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