John Muir’s Birthplace opened in August 2003. From the start we decided to follow green and sustainable principles as far as we were able. We bought materials for our workshops from Scrapstore and charity shops, used fairtrade tea and coffee, sold locally made and recycled goods in our shop and brought green issues to the fore through our displays and work with schools and groups.
We monitor resources and make savings where possible.
We reduce our carbon footprint by using efficient heat, light and power.
We conserve water and use environmentally friendly cleaning products
We limit waste by reducing, reusing and recycling.
We consider environmental impact when ordering goods.
We promote the use of public transport.
We do not have our own grounds but promote the importance of caring for wildlife.
Staff at John Muir’s Birthplace continue to work towards meeting green goals such as better energy efficiency, reducing our carbon footprint, promoting car sharing, the use of public transport and developing our Green action plan (Jan 2016)