The Annual Green Museums Seminar features case studies and panel discussions on programmatic and operational initiatives that museums are leading to help address climate change, energy conservation, and other environmental concerns, organized by members of the Strategic Action Committee. The event typically coincides with the Secretary's Award for Excellence in Sustainability ceremony.

The inaugural program took place on August 13, 2018 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The 2nd Annual Green Museums Seminar took place on September 5, 2019 at the Fleet Science Center in San Diego. In 2020 and 2021, the Green Museums Seminar went virtual, and recordings from those programs are included in the archive.


Green Museums Seminar Archive


Museum professionals from across California gathered virtually on September 30, 2021 for the 4th Annual Green Museums Seminar. The half-day program featured presentations on museums and environmental justice, creativity in sustainability, and spotlighted the work of the 2021 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Sustainability winners.


The 3rd Annual Green Museums Seminar took place on September 30, 2020. The day-long event featured three panel presentations followed by dialogue and ended with a fun round of trivia, with questions relating to climate change, human consumption, and green museums.