Secretary's Award

Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability

The Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Sustainability Competition recognizes the outstanding achievements in sustainability for California museum projects in two areas: public education, or internal operations projects. The competition is the joint project of the sponsors, CAM and the California Natural Resources AgencyThe winning programs were to be presented with their awards at the virtual Green Museums Seminar on September 30, 2021 and representatives would give a short presentation about their award-winning program.

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Secretary's Award for Excellence in Sustainability:

Programmatic Recognition

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ‒ Maritime on the Move

Maritime on the Move is an outdoor experiential program where students explore local habitats with trained naturalists. The focused curriculum includes the Santa Barbara Channel, human interaction with the ocean, environmental conservation, and biodiversity while highlighting what students can do to actively impact the sustainability of our planet.



Operational Recognition

Wildling Museum of Art and Nature ‒ The Greening of a Small Museum

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is a Green Certified Business and has incorporated as many sustainable features as affordable. The solar installation on the roof of the museum is the most recent sustainable accomplishment. A new board-approved sustainability policy, as of January 2021, will continue to move the museum forward in the months and years to come.