CalEPA Awards Program

The California Environmental Protection Agency and its boards, departments, and offices recognize agencies, local governments, small businesses, and individuals for their outstanding achievements in environmental protection. Listed below are these awards.

Governor’s Office

Air Resources Board

  • Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award: The Air Resources Board accepts nominations every year for this award, which recognizes contributions toward improving the air in California. Contact: Bart E. Croes, P.E. (916) 445-0753.
  • Cool California Small Business Awards Program: Recognizes small businesses that take action to reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable. Watch the video for more information. Contact: Judy Nottoli (916) 322-7429.

Department of Pesticide Regulation

Department of Toxic Substances Control

  • Used Oil and Household Hazardous Waste collection program awards are coordinated and cosponsored every spring with CalRecycle. Contact: Mary Misemer (916) 323-9618.

State Water Resources Control Board