Children, Health and the Environment
- “Natural Baby, Toxic World”, Brita Belli, E Magazine, May/June 2007.
- “A Child-Safe U.S. Chemicals Policy” Children’s Environmental Health Network, May 2007.
- “Case studies of Environmental Risks to Children”, Lynn r. Goldman, The Future of Children, Summer/Fall 1995.
- "Children at Risk: Widespread Chemical Exposure Threatens Our Most Vulnerable Population" by Jennifer Bogo, The Environmental Magazine, September/October 2001, p. 26-39.
- "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Congress Compromises on Children's Health," by Jennifer Bogo, E Magazine, September/October 2001, p. 30-33
- "An Introductionm to Children's Environmental Health," Children's Environmental Health Network.
Green Exhibits and Sustainable Design
- Hand to Hand, the Association of Children’s Museum’s quarterly publication, devoted the Spring 2006 issue (volume 20) to Green Design in Children’s Museums. The issue features articles on green design as well as new case studies of green buildings, which can also be accessed in the Dream section of this website. You can download the entire issue (pdf) or select individual articles below:
- Learning from Leopold and Seuss, (pdf) Brenda Baker (Madison Children’s Museum), Guest Editor, Hand to Hand, volume 20, Spring 2006.
- Green Buildings, Green Kids, (pdf) Neil Gordon (Boston Children’s Museum), Hand to Hand, volume 20, Spring 2006.
- Growing Up Green, (pdf) Sharon Klotz (Brooklyn Children’s Museum), Hand to Hand, volume 20, Spring 2006.
- Go Green & Get Real, (pdf) Jane Werner (Pittsburgh Children’s Museum), Hand to Hand, volume 20, Spring 2006.
- Green Unseen, (pdf) Dave Judy (Kohl Children’s Museum), Hand to Hand, volume 20, Spring 2006.
- Why We Should Care: Building A Case for Sustainable Design in Museums, (pdf) Elena Guarinello, George Washington University, October 26, 2005.
- Building Green Exhibits, Stephen Bell & Mike Sarna, Notebaert Nature Museum.
- "The Sustainable Museum: It's Not Easy Being Green," (pdf) Brenda Baker and John Robinson, Hand to Hand, volume 14, Winter 2000.
- "Greening Stewardship, " Stephen Leahy, Muse , January/February 2003
Museums are finally starting to understand that they need to pay closer attention to improving social conditions and promoting environmental responsibility. As this article points out, institutions that want to promote good stewardship have learned to integrate both priorities into their operations.
- "A Children's Museum Goes Green: The Path to LEED Certification," (pdf) Paul Pearson, ASTC Dimensions , November/December 2003
- “Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction”, Cathy Turner and Mark Frankel, USGBC, March 2008.
- “The Greener Good: The Enviro Active Museum”, Elizabeth Wylie and Sarah S. Brophy, Museums, January/February 2008.
- “It’s Easy Being Green: Museums and the Green Movement”, Sarah Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie, Museum News, September/October 2006.
- "OMSI Green Exhibit Certification: A Cost-saving Tool for the Exhibition Field" (PDF) Jessica Willcox, Exhibitionist, Spring 2009.
- "Green Exhibitions in Children's Museums: Setting the bar higher" (PDF) Brenda Baker, Exhibitionist, Spring 2009.
Building Materials and Products
- "Printing Green," by Cassie Hart, Dynamic Graphics , April/May 2005, p. 50-57.
- “Evaluating and Selecting Green Products”, John Amatruda,RA, Whole Building Design Guide, 2007.
- “Shedding Light on the Pharos Project: A Tool For Evaluating Building Products Moves Forward”, Jeff Stephens, Eco-structure, November/December 2007.
Thoughts for Green Living
- "The Next Industrial Revolution," William McDonough and Michael Braungart, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1998.
- "Loving Children, A Design Problem," David Orr, Design Share.
- “Organic or Locally Grown Food: Which is More Important?: Madison is a leader in the locally grown movement”, Abby Wucherer, Madison Magazine.
- “The Bisphenol-A Debate: A Suspect Chemical in Plastic Bottles and Cans”, Catherine Zandonella, M.P.H, The Green Guide, May/June 2006.
- “How To Handle Vinyl”, Danielle Masterson, The Green Guide, July/August 2007.
- “Plastics SSC: Safer Plastics for Storing Foods”, Andreea Matei, The Green Guide.