Deadline Extended for
Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards

Submissions are due Aug. 25


For Immediate Release:
August 10, 2017

Media Contact:
Sheryl A. Watson (916) 324-9670


SACRAMENTO – The deadline to apply for the state’s highest environmental award has been extended by two weeks to Friday, August 25.

The extension will provide for a stronger competition and give those who began their applications an opportunity to finish and be included among the candidates.

To apply online, find the application at https://calepa.ca.gov/awards/geela/.

The award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership for voluntary achievements in conserving California’s resources, protecting and enhancing the environment, building public-private partnerships, and strengthening the state’s economy.

GEELA recipients are chosen in five categories and one subcategory:

  • Climate Change
    • Automobile Dealer Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Promotion
  • Ecosystem and Land Use Stewardship
  • Environmental Education
  • Sustainable Practices, Communities or Facilities
  • Waste Reduction

Established in 1993, the GEELA is a competitive program administered by the California Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the California Natural Resources Agency; the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the California State Transportation Agency; the California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency; the California Government Operations Agency; the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency; the California Health and Human Services Agency; and the Governor’s Office.

For more information about GEELA, please visit https://calepa.ca.gov/awards/geela/. Information about past honorees is available online at https://calepa.ca.gov/awards/geela/pastawards/.

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Air Resources Board • Department of Pesticide Regulation • Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery • Department of Toxic Substances Control • Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment • State Water Resources Control Board • Regional Water Quality Control Boards

1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 • P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812 • (916) 323-2514 www.calepa.ca.gov