Sustainability

The Discovery Museum Sustainability Plan outlines a five-year approach to achieve ambitious goals to become carbon neutral, reduce water usage, minimize waste generation, and create a signature education effort.  Kids and families will connect with nature, learn about the environment, and become advocates for sustainability in the fun, hands-on Discovery Museum way. The most visible part of the Sustainability Plan is our project to produce onsite solar electricity to meet 100% of the Museum's energy needs--and then some.  

Thanks to the support of the $1M Sheth Sangreal Foundation Challenge, we will be able to devote the energy and resources necessary to set an example of leadership and action on this important topic. Details of the Challenge will be announced later this year.

The plan was unanimously approved by the Discovery Museum Board of Directors on June 10, 2021.