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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Hunt Institute continues going green

28 July 2017

At the Institute we're pretty unabashed about being pro-plant. We began our green initiatives with switching to Forest Stewardship Council-certified papers for our publications. Our next step was offering our Associates and friends who support the Institute the opportunity to receive the exhibition invitations electronically. We continued by transitioning our publications from print to online. Our latest step is switching from incandescent to LED lights on the fifth floor. We would like to thank the university for assisting us with this transition. Perhaps solar panels on the roof will be next. Until then we'll continue to preserve the history of botany while we do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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