The Aquarium was honored to receive a Community Impact Award from Seattle Business magazine on October 23. The awards, inaugurated this year, honored “the region’s most influential community leaders” and celebrated 24 honorees in categories ranging from sustainability to youth development.
The Aquarium received an award in the “Sustainability in Business Operations” category, tying for silver with Harley Marine Services. Sustainable business practices are an important part of delivering on our institution’s mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. Notes Aquarium President & CEO Bob Davidson, “With our mission statement, we’ve got to walk the talk—and that includes what we do in our facility.” Our green practices include composting and recycling, using solar hot water, installing energy-efficient upgrades and more—including a 247-panel photovoltaic array, one of the largest in the country, on our roof. For details on our sustainability efforts, click here.