VMNH Green Initiative

The Virginia Museum of Natural History's "VMNH Green Initiative" is a comprehensive program that includes recycling, public education, and eco-friendly facility management.

Existing programs of the "VMNH Green Initiative" include recycling of paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and printer ink cartridges. Since moving to its new museum facility in March 2007, the museum has recycled over five tons of paper. That is equal to over 440 yards of paper recycled, with 150 trees saved.

Long-term goals for the "VMNH Green Initiative" include expanded recycling programs, along with new educational programs focusing on environmental education for participants of all ages.