Environmental Award Recipients
Every year, the SCCLCV honors those who are making a positive difference on Santa Clara County's environment.
Recipients are honored at our yearly Annual Fundraiser and Environmental Awards event. The SCCLCV typically gives out three to four awards at its annual fundraiser. Awardees have done some outstanding or unique environmentally related work or achievement in Santa Clara County within the past year of the award date.
The public is welcome to nominate candidates for our Environmental Awards.
Congratulations to our 2017 Award Recipients!
|Organization of the Year||Sunnyvale Cool Environment
Carbon Free Mountain View
|Legislator of the Year||
Supervisor Cindy Chavez
|Lifetime Achievement||Rod Diridon Sr.|
Lifetime Achievement Honorees
Senator Dan McCorquodale (ret.), U.S. Secretary of Transportation (ret.) Norm Y. Mineta (2015); Senator John Vasconcellos (posthumous) (2014); Don Weden (2013); Mondy Lariz (2012); Dianne McKenna (2011); Eric Carruthers (2009); Mary Davey (2008); Philip and Florence LaRiviere (2007); Peter Szego & Lee Sturtevant (2006); Jeff Oberdorfer (2005); Lois Hogle (2004); Larry Dawson (2003); Jim Compton (2002); Lilian Branon (2001); Bob and Judy Levy (2000); Trixie Johnson (1999); Byron Sher (1997); Alan Cranston (1996)
Legislator of the Year
State Senator Rich Gordon (2016), San Jose Council Member Ash Kalra (2015); Champions of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center - Tony Estremera, Jamie Mattehws, and Chuck Reed (2014); Jim Griffith, Mayor, City of Sunnyvale (2013); Ira Ruskin, Assemblymember, 21st District (2010); Chuck Reed, Mayor, City of San Jose (2009); Linda Lezotte, Councilmember, City of San Jose (2006); Joe Simitian, Senator, 11th District (2005); Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman, 18th District (2004); Hon. John Vasconcellos (2003)
Environmentalist of the Year
Susan Marsland (posthumous) (2015); Danielle and Jed Your (2014); Larry Ames (2011); David Kaneda (2009); Ted Smith (2008); Garnetta Annabel (2007); Steve & Michele Kirsh (2006); Gerry Steinberg (2005); Craig Breon (2004); Trish Mulvey (2003); Vickie Moore (1998); Jim Compton, Nonetta Hanko, and Frank Schiavo (1997); Alan Cranston (1996)
Green Business of the Year
Tesla (2016), Google (2015); Green Waste/Zanker/ZWEDC (2014); Republic Urban Properties (2013); Recology (2012); Weston Miles Architects (2011); SunPower (2010); Steinberg Architects (2008); Bon Appetite Management Company (2007); Adobe Systems (2006)
Environmental Organization of the Year
CommUniverCity (2013); Coe Park Preservation Fund (2012)
Special Recognition Awards
Bay Area Ridge Trail (2014); Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (2013); Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (2013)