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
The 2017 award categories and honorees include…
Environmentalist of the Year
Jennifer Wood of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Sacramento
Environmentalist of the Year – Habitat
Since 2008, the Water Forum has collaborated with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento County Parks, and other stakeholders and scientists to design and build over 30 acres of salmonid habitat along the lower American River. This unique program is sustaining wild fish in America’s only urban nationally-designated Wild and Scenic river, driving new science, and supporting balanced water use among river communities. These projects are based in a strong collaborative partnership between resource agencies, scientists, and public interests all along the river.
Environmentalist of the Year – Innovation
On Earth Day 2017, marches were planned across the world in solidarity with the national March for Science in Washington, D.C. The organizers of March for Science Sacramento decided that the City of Sacramento would not be absent in this important action. The March for Science Sacramento organizing team was made up of more than 50 community volunteers from throughout Sacramento who were united by their love of science. Within just a couple of months, the organizing team developed a vision for the local march, planned logistics, promoted the event and raised funds. The march brought together more than 15,000 people who collectively advocated for open, inclusive, and accessible science, and the importance of conducting and applying scientific research as an essential part of a working democracy.
Environmentalist of the Year – Volunteer of the Year
Robert Meagher has tirelessly kept up the project list for ECOS, which includes all new relevant proposed developments in the region. He has also managed to consolidate and organize the countless PDF documents that often make up long CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) documents, and their corresponding attachments, into a single database categorized by region, priority and timing. Making these documents easier to use and refer to cuts down on the time it takes ECOS committees to digest and comment on environmental documents, effectively making it simpler for us to engage in the CEQA process.
We need volunteers for the following essential tasks:
If you are interested in getting involved with the team putting on Sacramento Earth Day each year on a deeper level, please consider assisting with us with volunteer coordination, promotion, flyering, fundraising, exhibitor coordination, or some of the other many tasks involved with hosting Sacramento Earth Day each year.
- Event Set-up (2 shifts: 7:00am – 9:00am; and 9:00am – 11:00am)
This includes unfolding and placing tables and chairs in pre-planned locations, helping direct and support exhibitors as they bring in and set up their display materials. If you are physically capable of helping with set up or breakdown, we would appreciate your assistance with those tasks. If not, we still need help coordinating volunteers and organizing the info booth!
- Waste Diversion Education (2 shifts: 11:00am – 1:30pm; and 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
Teach people lessons that can last a lifetime and will help our planet tremendously. For two hours between 11am – 4pm, help Sacramento Earth Day attendees choose which receptacle is most appropriate for their “garbage” – recycling, compost or landfill.
- Volunteer Coordinator (choose 2-3 hours or more between 7:00am – 6:00pm)
If you have experience with volunteer coordination, we could use you as a team leader during the event.
- Event Headquarters (choose 2-3 hours or more between 7:00am – 6:00pm)
Help us host the event! At the Headquarters, we need help providing information to attendees with inquiries, signing in/coordinating volunteers, selling merchandise, signing up new members of the Environmental Council of Sacramento, manage onsite communications, etc.
- Water Stations (choose 2-3 hours or more between 11:00am – 4:00pm)
Manage water distribution stations to help everyone stay dehydrated.
- Litter Patrol (choose 2-3 hours or more between 11:00am – 6:00pm)
We also need volunteers to help keep the park clean during the event, picking up any stray items that end up on the ground. The goal is to Never Let It Hit The Ground! But if it does, we want to make sure it’s picked up ASAP. As responsible stewards of the planet, Leaving No Trace is of the highest priority.
- Breakdown/Clean-up (4:00pm – 6:00pm)
This mostly includes helping exhibitors pack their items and exit the park, packing up tables and chairs and helping us leave the park clean and beautiful at the end of the day. If you are physically capable of helping with set up or breakdown, we would appreciate your assistance with those tasks.