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Pressing issues: setting a sustainability agenda through media coverage of green science museums

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Lindsay, G and Cole, LB and Akturk, A and Akin, H, Pressing issues: setting a sustainability agenda through media coverage of green science museums, Applied Environmental Education and Communication pp. 1-14. ISSN 1533-015X (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1533015X.2021.1893866

Abstract

When museums commission green buildings, those buildings are often covered in the press. To understand the educational potential of green building press coverage, we qualitatively analyzed 96 articles about eight U.S. green science museums. We found that journalists who cover green buildings highlight green roofs, material choices, site/landscaping, and plant choices most often. Additionally, analyses showed that green building coverage catalyzed discussion of broader sustainability issues such as ecosystems, climate change, and water issues. Press coverage of sustainable architecture sets an agenda of sustainability and contributes to the larger aim of public science education.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:media and architecture, green museums, sustainable architecture, sustainability communication
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Sustainable architecture
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Environmental ethics
UTAS Author:Lindsay, G (Dr Georgia Lindsay)
ID Code:143426
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2021-03-16
Last Modified:2021-11-01
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