Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sierra 2 Community Center
2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818
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44th Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards
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
Come honor this year’s Environmentalists of the Year with us!
ECOS first started hosting the Environmentalist of the Year Awards 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.
The 2017 award categories and honorees include…
Environmentalist of the Year
Jennifer Wood is a volunteer with Citizen’s Climate Lobby and founded the Sacramento Chapter in 2013. She began as the Sacramento chapter leader, and now volunteers as a coordinator for chapters in the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevadas. As a professional soil scientist, she has a deep appreciation of humanity’s relationship to our environment and of the challenges that face our planet’s life support systems. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, non-profit, grassroots organization that is empowering citizens to inform public opinion and build the political will that our elected representatives can’t ignore. Jennifer helped to build a thriving local chapter that educates and engages members to keep the climate issue in the forefront – by writing letters to the editor, giving presentations, and building relationships with elected officials and community leaders. Jennifer has been a whirlwind of activity and finds ways to build alliances with groups large and small. Jennifer’s energy and commitment to the climate has earned her the recognition of Environmentalist of the Year 2017.
Environmentalist of the Year – Habitat
Lower American River Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Projects
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
March for Science Sacramento Coalition
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.
All profits from this event will directly support the operations of the Environmental Council of Sacramento and our mission to achieve regional and community sustainability and a healthy environment for existing and future residents. By working proactively with our members, member organizations, local government, and community groups, ECOS energizes and brings positive change to the Sacramento region as we strive to develop thriving communities.
Wine, Refreshments, Live Music and More!
Attendees will enjoy wine made by Moniz Family Wines, as well as light, healthy refreshments (provider to be announced) and live music at the reception from 5:30 until 6:30 pm.
You can view a full list of past awardees by clicking here.
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