The Wild Center is a green building demonstration project.
Explore this page or visit The Wild Center and you can see first-hand all the elements that make it the first LEED Certified museum in New York. The Wild Center’s onsite exhibit includes outdoor labels that detail everything from the inner workings of the huge solar array on the Bio Building to the pioneering new heating system that relies on renewables to heat the entire 54,000 square foot complex. If you can’t visit, you can see many of the stories here.
The Wild Center offers a complete self-guided or staff-led tour of its energy-saving and other green systems.
Sustainability at The Wild Center
The overwhelming scientific evidence indicates that a severe disruption of the Earth’s climate is underway, and that the disruption is being caused by an overload of carbon pollution. The climate has shifted in the Adirondacks already, with impacts on species and systems and more – changes that are a result of the carbon already released. As a science-based organization, The Wild Center is deeply concerned about how changes in one of the major pillars that support the natural world will impact life on Earth.
From Youth Climate Summits to creating solutions to environmental issues through our Building a Greener Adirondacks initiative, The Wild Center is making strides toward a sustainable future.