The Sustainability Excellence Award (SEA)

IMAGE: 2016 SEA Winners with award certificates at the 2016 ceremony

The Sustainability Excellence Award is a PIC Green signature program 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. PIC Green 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 and their application materials are shared in the "Awards Issue" of Museum Magazine. Winners also receive a gift donated on their behalf to the “Adopt an Acre of the Northern Rockies” program from the Nature Conservancy. 

2016 Recipients

Facilities/Site and Operation

IMAGE: Visitor entrance to Exploratorium with view of solar panels installed on roof

Exploratorium (Large Museum)
San Francisco





IMAGE: Interior gallery image of Walter Anderson Museum of Art, which uses wireless lighting with automated timers to save energy

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




Programming

IMAGE: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's C3 conservation corps

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



Exhibitions

IMAGE: Sustainable exhibit design at the San Diego Museum of Natural History
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

Past Recipients