Academy of Sciences
In a landmark 4 year commitment, PG&E partnered with the California Academy of Sciences as it reopened in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The museum’s facilities- earning them international recognition for conservation and sustainable operation – in combination with their mission on educating the public on environmental issues, echo’s PG&E’s own environmental commitment. By leveraging the two organizations’ collective expertise, Californians had the opportunity to educate themselves regarding their impact on climate change, and what actions they could take.
Both institutions are uniquely qualified for the endeavor. The Academy is the largest public Platinum-rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building in the world, and also the world's greenest museum. PG&E has been termed the Number One Utility in Newsweek's List of 'Greenest Big Companies in America'.
Along with serving as lead sponsor for State: Climate Change in California, PG&E and the Academy collaborated on innovative and timely programming to enhance visitor experience and education. As the lead sustainability sponsor of the Academy, PG&E provides energy-related content for the "Science in Action" exhibit and incorporate PG&E subject experts into ongoing Academy programming.
The partnership has expanded to address additional topics in the natural world, including Earthquake, a major exhibit and planetarium show exploring the seismic science that has shaped Earth's evolution and continues to impact our lives today. A relevant risk to residents the California, the exhibit provides understanding of the cause of earthquakes; with PG&E helping to provide disaster response education should one occur.
These exhibits address the timely issue of environmental sustainability through displays about climate change, biodiversity, and green building strategies. In particular, the Altered State: Climate Change in California exhibit explores the consequences of people's daily actions in California and around the world, and encourages discussion about the steps that can be taken to mitigate dramatic changes.
Academy of Sciences
"The need for science and climate change education is one of the most critical issues of our time. PG&E, which continues to demonstrate environmental leadership within California and nationwide, is an ideal partner for the California Academy of Sciences as we seek to serve as a leading resource for science education in the 21st century."
Executive Director at the California Academy of Sciences