December 8, 2010
Aquarium is only museum Climate Action Leader
Long Beach, California, December 8, 2010—The Aquarium of the Pacific has successfully certified its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory with the California Climate Action Registry for the fourth year in a row. The first and thus far only museum to earn the status of a Climate Action Leader™, the Aquarium has consistently decreased its GHG emissions, energy use, and potable water usage over the years. By joining the Registry, the Aquarium of the Pacific demonstrates their concern regarding global climate change by measuring, certifying, and voluntarily reporting their GHG emissions to the Registry and to the public. In addition to participating in the Registry’s rigorous program, the Aquarium has developed a range of measures from the use of solar energy to the buildings of several LEED® projects in an effort to increase energy efficiency, reduce GHG, and demonstrate leadership in sustainability. The Aquarium’s certified GHG emission report for 2006 is now available through the Registry’s website at https://www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/public/reports.aspx. “The ocean touches all of our lives everyday. It is important to us to track our environmental footprint. Certifying our data with the Registry is a very concrete way to accomplish this,” said Barbara Long, vice president of strategic planning and special projects.
The California Climate Action Registry is a non-profit public/private partnership that serves as a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry to protect, encourage, and promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions. Over 300 major companies, cities, government agencies and NGOs measure and publicly report their GHG emissions through the Registry. http://www.climateregistry.org