2002 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards

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The 2002 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award winners have been formally announced.



2002 Winners

  • Thanksgiving Coffee Company
  • Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Fairfield Brewery
  • Yosemite Concession Services Corp.
  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • County of Alameda
  • Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District
  • TreePeople, Inc.
  • Adopt-A-Watershed
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Blue Ridge/Berryessa Natural Area Conservation Partnership
  • Spenceville Wildlife Area and Mine Reclamation
  • Placer Legacy Open Space and Agricultural Conservation Program
  • Chino Basin Organics Management Strategy

2002 Award Categories
Governor Gray Davis invited nomination applications for 2002 in the following categories:

  • Energy Conservation: Innovative practices that employ environmentally aware techniques or technologies that reduce energy use or increase energy efficiency.
  • Children’s Environmental Education: Exemplary educational programs or curricula to raise children’s awareness of, and involvement in, environmental issues.
  • Watershed Management: Laudable efforts of restoring, enhancing, and improving California’s watersheds, while promoting sustainable economic progress.
  • Sustainable Practices: Pioneering efforts to integrate sound environmental values into management decisions and practices and, in the long-term, utilizing innovative technologies in the delivery of products and services.
  • Border Environmental Protection: Exemplary efforts in the California-Mexico border region (60 miles on either side of the international boundary) to integrate sustainable development and environmental protection values into management decisions and practices that benefit both countries.
  • Environmental-Economic Partnerships: Efforts that foster unique, cooperative approaches between the private, public, and/or non-profit sectors to achieve both environmental and economic ends.

2002 Sponsors:

  • The Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund
  • Keep California Beautiful, Inc.
  • California Foundation for Commerce and Education
  • The Wine Institute
  • Association of Environmental Professionals
  • California Integrated Waste Management Board

2002 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Nomination Application (for information only):

Download application (PDF)
Download application (MS Word, 43 KB)

Note: Application deadline was August 1, 2002.

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Last updated: July 12, 2006
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