On June 9, CLCV honored four of California’s leading environmental champions at its annual Environmental Leadership Awards in San Francisco tonight.
"CLCV is proud to honor these three remarkable women and one outstanding organization, for their contributions to California’s environmental movement," said CLCV chief executive officer Sarah Rose. "They all inspire us all to work for social and environmental progress, for the health and well-being of our communities, and for the future of our planet."
CLCV’s 2016 Northern California Environmental Leadership Awards recipients are:
Senator Barbara Boxer, a powerful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment and her State of California;
Dolores Huerta, a renowned labor leader and civil rights activist and co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, now known as the United Farm Workers;
Vien Truong, the director of Green For All, a national initiative to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty; and
Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy business organization that plays a pivotal role in crafting regional, state, and federal solutions to simultaneously improve the area’s economy and protect our environment.
Watch videos of each honoree here:
“From the fields of the Central Valley, to the churches of Oakland; from the garages of Silicon Valley, to the halls of Congress, tonight’s honorees use their unique talents to build power for California’s environmental and social justice movements. As legends in their own time, they represent the best of our collective efforts to build a sustainable and equitable future for California’s families, our neighborhoods and our planet, and we are honored to be able to recognize their work tonight,” said Rose.
New for the 2016 legislative session: The 43rd annual California Environmental Scorecard rates elected officials on 2016, another successful year for the environment in spite of heavy opposition from polluting industry.