As we honor this year’s Environmental Champions!
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Reception 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Awards ceremony 6:30 – 8:30pm
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community, Curtis Hall, 2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818
This will be the 44th year that ECOS has hosted the Environmentalist of the Year Awards, beginning in 1973. The awards ceremony is a time to celebrate and recognize the past year’s regional champions and community sustainability successes. It is also a time to reflect on the work we still have in front of us in the year ahead. We are currently considering nominations for this year’s awards. The 2016 award categories and honorees included: Chris Lewis of ECOS, the Sacramento Valley Chapter – California Native Plant Society and Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery; Marty Maskall for her work to establish the Fair Oaks EcoHousing: A Family-Friendly Green Neighborhood Project; The Mather Alliance as Coalition of the Year for their outstanding work to protect the Mather Vernal Pools; and, Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli as Public Servant of the Year for his tremendous work advocating for the conservation of the Mather Vernal Pools.
Make a Nomination!
Do know a person, group or project that deserves recognition for a recent achievement in protecting or improving the environment and/or our natural resources?
Make a Nomination!
To make a nomination for an Environmentalist of the Year award, please send an email to office [at] ecosacramento [dot] net with the name of your nominee, who is making the nomination (if others aside from you) and a paragraph or two on why you believe the award is deserved. Thank you!
Memories From Past Years
Last year was a wonderful gathering of the environmental community in celebration of our region’s most recent environmental successes and the environmentalists who spearheaded them. In addition to honoring and hearing from our outstanding environmentalists of the year this year, we enjoyed an address from Mayor-Elect Darryl Steinberg, live music from Midtown Jazz, wine from Moniz Family Wines and healthy eats from Whole Foods. Thank you to all who supported and/or attended the Environmentalist of the Year awards this year, with special thanks to our many generous sponsors, such as Andy Sawyer and Carol Bingham, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and more.