The Sustainability Excellence Awards (SEA)
2022 AAM Awards Update: To maximize reach, engagement, impact, and learning for the museum field—as well as the celebration of our inspiring award winners—AAM awards programs are currently under review and temporarily on hold. This will likely result in a shift of award submission deadlines, previously set to align around the AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo. We look forward to sharing more information later in 2022 through our website and member communications.
Submissions are closed for this year.
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 MuseumExpo. Winners also receive a gift donated on their behalf to the “Adopt an Acre of the Northern Rockies” program from the Nature Conservancy.
Winner, Existing Facility
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Winner, New Construction
Burke Museum, Seattle, WA
Special Award for Merit
Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans, LA
Bell Museum, St. Paul, MN
Missouri Botanical Garden: St. Louis Green Business Challenge in St. Louis, MO
Madison Children’s Museum: Trash Lab, Madison, WI