The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

by Yule Heibel on January 10, 2010

  • Interesting environmental/ sustainability angle: Boston’s Children Museum is stepping up its green credentials:
    “The museum expansion and renovation was designed to enhance the building’s connections to its urban waterfront site, guided by a desire to build environmental education opportunities into the design. From the adaptive reuse of the onsite 19th-century wool warehouse and industrial site to the new graywater storage system and green roof, the museum has become an environmental teaching tool for its young audience, in addition to becoming the first LEED-certified museum in Boston.”
    “The museum is a working exhibition that demonstrates green building elements. The programs incorporate three principles:

    1. Green by Example: The “Green Trail” is a series of interactive stations with age-appropriate explanations of the building’s green elements and their relationship to the ecology of the area.

    2. Green Hands-On: All programs will be based on current research on how children learn about the natural world. For example, children and families were invited to help plant parts of the green roof.

    3. Green at Home: The museum will create a “Growing Green” section of its website for further interpretation of the building as well as steps for children and families to take toward greater sustainability in their own lives.”

    tags: green_buildings, museums, boston, childrens_museum, environment

  • JP Rangaswami on what it might look like when the IT department had “lost control of the device,” the HR department had “lost control of the profile,” and the IT, HR and Finance departments had “lost control of the job description.” For Generation M (Mobile), those are native conditions, and enterprise has to meet them there if it wants to engage Gen M’s talents.

    tags: facebook, confused_of_calcutta, jp_rangaswami, business, management

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