Evette Simon, the acting executive director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, draws a parallel between preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by combatting indifference and preserving the environment through maintaining a conscientiously sustainable facility.
â€śWe want to be upstanders and encourage people to be responsible,â€ť Simon said about the Skokie museum. â€śBeing sustainable is being responsible in our view.â€ť
The U.S. Green Building Association rewarded the Museumâ€™s efforts with LEED Gold certification January 29, 2013. It is the second Chicagoland museum to receive the certification, following the Field Museum, according to a press release from the Illinois Holocaust Museum regarding the certification.1 2 3 4 5 6 next >>