Environmental Honors Awarded at the Governors' Global Climate Summit
1st Oct 2009
Governors' Environmental and Economical Leadership Awards (GEELA) are
California’s most prestigious environmental honor given to those Californians
who protect and enhance the environment while promoting economic growth.
On September 30, the 2009 GEELA celebration took place at the Governors' Global Climate Summit in the Hub Culture Pavilion at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand to personally award this group of innovative companies and individuals for their work in the following categories:
Children’s Environmental Education
Ecosystem and Watershed
Environmental and Economic Partnerships
Comprehensive Land Use Planning
Technological and Market Innovation
Enhanced Environmental and Economic Leadership
BioEnergy Solutions, LLC
City of San Jose
Gills Onions, LLC
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
KIDS for the BAY
Kings Hawaiian Bakery
Parducci Wine Cellars
Peterson Power system
Sudberry Development Inc.
Tejon Ranch Company
University of California, Merced
Yuba County Water Agency
full look at the winners' accomplishments and contact information, visit the California
Environmental Protection Agency site and go to the PDF of
the 2009 winners.
ended the first official day of the three-day Governors' Global Climate Summit,
produced by JupiterPx.
The summit brings together government leaders, heads of organizations, the
scientific community and other stewards of the environment dedicated to finding
lasting solutions to global climate change.
The day began in
the Los Angeles Ballroom with a video presentation by actor Harrison Ford
that introduced www.teamearth.com and
continued on with several other general sessions and breakouts that
included international environmental and political luminaries.