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Toledo Museum of Art honored with Civic Improvement Commendation

Solar Panels

The Garden Club of America presented the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) with a Civic Improvement Commendation for TMA’s commitment to exploring and implementing green and energy-efficient practices on its extraordinary campus. The award was presented during the Garden Club of America Zone X meeting awards dinner Wednesday, June 12 at the Glass Pavilion. 

“This award recognizes the Toledo Museum of Art for its progressive community spirit in installing solar panels and its ongoing commitment to green energy usage,” said Elaine P. Grever, Zone X awards representative.

In an effort to reduce energy consumption, the Museum has made investments in solar power, efficient lighting, microturbines and chillers. These efforts have had a significant impact since the initiative launched in 1992. Today, TMA uses less energy for the entire year now than it did during one month in 1992.

Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer, nonprofit organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country.  Zone X is comprised of 11 clubs in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence, and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.