Project Planet

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The Mansion strives to have a long-lasting, positive influence on the world around us, the community we live in, the people we employ, and those who visit. To that end we invite employees and guests to come together for the common goal of protecting and preserving the planet.

We support the Global Soap Project! learn more

For 30 years we have engaged in sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and reduce our impact on the environment that include:

  • being paperless wherever possible; optimizing printed matter for low ink usage; recycling ink/toner cartridges
  • complying with state and local environmental laws
  • compostable drink cups
  • decreasing energy use (we are down 22% from last year)
  • deploying reuse programs
  • encouraging employees to telecommute
  • focus on green dining
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • make and use our own organic soap
  • not supplying hair dryers
  • using toilet paper made from paper (not from trees), unbleached and septic-safe
  • unplugging "energy vampires" when not in use (learn more)

We hope you will join us in our quest to preserve and protect the environment.

Choose to be part of project planet:
  • change to flourescent bulbs
  • donate time or money to the cause
  • opt out of junk mail (here are 8 ways)
  • print less, use electronic more
  • recycle your cans, glass and paper
  • reduce standby power consumption
  • reuse towels and linens
  • ride a bike
  • spread the word
  • take short showers using warm water
  • turn out the lights
  • turn off the faucet
  • use public transportation
  • use recycled paper for all printed materials
  • walk to work
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"We had a FANTASTIC time. The museum just gives and gives with each new step you take. As one of our group said: "I felt like I have seen nothing and EVERYTHING!!!!" And to be able just to relax and enjoy–it is such a great museum experience. Can’t wait to come back to see all the new things and to find more and more secrets that are hidden in your corners!!!!"

— Dr. Laura Rotunno