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Past Recipients of the Sustainability Excellence Award

2017 Recipients

Facilities/Site and Operation

National Museum of the American Indian


Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Balboa Park Sustainability Studio

Honorable Mention

The Field Museum Sustainable Food Operator Program

2016 Recipients

Facilities/Site and Operation

Exploratorium (Large Museum)
San Francisco

Walter Anderson Museum of Art (Small Museum)
Ocean Springs, MS


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Academy of Sciences (Large Museum)


San Diego Natural History Museum (Large Museum)
San Diego

Honorable Mention

  • Springs Preserve  (DesertSol)
    Las Vegas, NV
  • San Diego Natural History Museum (PROBEA, Smart Schools: Green Practices in the Baja California Peninsula)
    San Diego

Flickr slideshow from 2016 PIC Green SEA Breakfast:

AAM2016 SEA Breakfast

Slides from the 2016 PIC Green SEA Breakfast


Facilities/Site and Operation

  • Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
  • Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia


  • The Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania


  • Museo Interactivo de Economia, Mexico City
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland

Honorable Mention

  • Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin
  • Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
  • Phipps Conservatory SEED Classroom, Pittsburgh


Facilities/Site and Operations

  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Ohio


  • Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh


  • The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Honorable Mention

  • Museo Interactivo de Economia, Mexico City

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