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Green Exhibit Checklist

What is the Green Exhibit Checklist (GEC)?

The Green Exhibit Checklist is a tool to evaluate the environmental sustainability of exhibits. The goal of the GEC is to inspire exhibit teams to plan exhibits with environmental considerations in mind. It awards points in 5 key strategies for reducing the environmental impact of exhibit production, plus a sixth category for innovation.



Please download it and test it on your own exhibit!

The checklist is the first step in creating a full kit of practice guides for sustainable exhibit development. The checklist will be revised over the next few years, so please send your comments!

View some sample GEC assessments:

Beringia Center: Unaaq Asaaquq Uunghaq: A Traveling Exhibition of Harpoons

Carnegie Science Center: SportsWorks

Chicago Architecture Foundation: Take Me To The River

Childrens Museum Pittsburgh: WaterPlay

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum: Why Design Now: National Design Triennial

COSI Columbus: Donation Center

Creative Discovery Museum: Roadtrip Challenge

Discovery Center: Meet the Bees

Durham Museum: We Want the Vote

ECHO: Action Lab

ExplorationWorks!: Radial Symmetry

Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Marco Polo

Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Nature Quest

Florida Museum of Natural History: Wind Tunnel

Imagine Children's Museum: Outdoor Adventure

Indian Rocks: Beach History

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Remodel

Morehead PSC: Sticky Situation

MOSI Tampa: Stress and Relaxation

Museum of Natural and Cultural History: Site Seeing: Snapshots of Historical Archaeology in Oregon

National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center: Wagons Ho!

National Museum of the American Indian: Grand Procession

Ontario Science Center: Tumbling Dice

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: A View From Space

Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryClever Together

Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryEarth Labs

Pacific Science Center: Arctic Ice Melt

Palo Alto Art Center: Locally Grown

Palouse Discovery Center: MathBuilders

Sci-Quest Hands-On Science Center: EM Spectrum

Stepping Stones: Conservation Quest Mini

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum: Electrosketch

Tulsa Children's Museum: Tape Tunnels


Where did the Green Exhibit Checklist (GEC) come from?