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In collaboration with the PIC-Green, a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums.


Live 90-minute webinar

Environmental Sustainability Best Practices from the Field

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

Join museum professionals from the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership in San Diego and the Smithsonian Institution as they discuss the environmentally sustainable best practices they instituted within their institutions. This webinar will feature colleagues that have been able to set and match realistic goals in relation to available resources; and, in doing so, were able to significantly impact their institutions. These organizations are winners of the 2017 Sustainability Excellence Awards, a signature program of AAM PIC Green.

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit museum designers, program coordinators, managers, and anyone wishing to promote the benefits of environmental sustainably within their institution’s facilities, exhibits, and programs.

How Will I Benefit?

After participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:

  • Argue for the viability of instituting environmentally sustainable programs and practices within their institution
  • Point to success stories of colleagues who were able to make a difference within their institution
  • Gain practical advice on how to begin environmentally sustainable projects, address problems that can arise, and ultimately see projects through to completion


  • James Deutsch, curator and editor, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.
  • Ryan Doyle, zone manager, East Mall Zone, Office of Facilities Management and Reliability, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Jessica Travis, director, Sustainability and Community Relations, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, San Diego, CA


  • Greg Stevens, director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums


  • Free: Staff of Alliance Tier 3 Museum Members
  • $25: Staff of Alliance Tier 2 Museum Members, Ally Members, Industry Partner members and Individual members
  • $50: Staff of Alliance Tier 1 Museum members and Non-members*

You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours. Webinar access instructions will be sent via email closer to the live event.

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“Webinar Watch and Talk” Events (TBA)

AAM invites museums to host a local “webinar watch and talk” event for this program. Watch and talk events consist of:

  • 30 minutes of pre-webcast networking
  • 90-minute live webcast
  • 60 minutes of post-webcast facilitated discussion or activity.
If you are interested in hosting a Watch and Talk event, please contact Greg Stevens. The deadline to sign up as a host is November 17.

*Check your Museum’s Membership Status

Check your museum’s membership status:

  • Log in to your existing account here
  • Click on Edit Profile. Under the Profile Overview tab, you will see the membership status for you and for your organization.
  • If your museum is not a member or it’s time to renew, it’s easy to join or renew online. (If someone else in your institution makes decisions about the museum’s professional memberships, please forward this information to that person).
  • Call us at (866) 226-2150 and we’ll gladly assist you in joining or renewing, or answer any questions about the new museum membership program.
  • Email Membership and we’ll be happy to help you login and join or renew, and answer any questions.

About PIC Green

PIC Green is committed to establishing museums as leaders in environmental sustainability, a critical issue that is inextricably tied to mission-fulfillment. PIC Green seek to advance and celebrate environmental stewardship and aspire to help museums be green in every aspect of their operations and programs. 

About the Sustainability Excellence Award

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. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.