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The Sustainability Excellence Awards (SEA)

The Sustainability Excellence Awards is a signature program of the Environment and Climate Network that educates, facilitates, and encourages green practices in museums. Started in 2014, the award recognizes sustainability efforts in facilities, programming, and exhibits in both large and small institutions. The Environment and Climate Network views the award as an opportunity to share sustainability stories and encourage museums to develop and educate visitors about green practices. SEA winners are honored at the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpoWinners also receive a gift donated on their behalf to the “Adopt an Acre of the Northern Rockies” program from the Nature Conservancy.

The submission deadline has been extended to February 18, 2019.

How to Enter

Eligibility and Policies

Submission Categories

Criteria and Selection Process

Questions?

Email: Environment and Climate Network

2019 Recipients

Programming

Winner

Charles H. Wright Museum and Michigan Science Center, Detroit, MI

Honorable Mention

Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Roseville, CA

Facilities/Site Operation

Winner, Existing Facility

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Cody, WY

Winner, New Construction

Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia, PA

Honorable Mention

Sarah Sutton, LEED-AP Principal of Sustainable Museums

This year, 150 tons of C02 total were cancelled to offset greenhouse gas emissions from travel through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Climate Neutral Now in honor of all award winners.

2018 Recipients

Programming

Winner

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Honorable Mention

San Diego Zoo Global

Facilities/Site Operation

Winner

Missouri Historical Society

Honorable Mention

Science Museum of Minnesota

See past recipients

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