The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) is California’s highest environmental honor. Established in1993, the award recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that demonstrate exceptional leadership in conserving resources, protecting the environment and building partnerships to strengthen the State’s economy.
Award winners are featured on the CalEPA website, promoted via social media and press release, and receive a winner’s GEELA logo. Additionally, GEELA celebrates its award recipients at a catered event that is attended by Legislators and Cabinet Secretaries.
New this year, nominees will submit their GEELA applications and supporting documents using an online awards software that is secure, and easy to use.
Some of the prestigious winners from previous years include: Disneyland Resort, Stanford University, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Prather Ranch, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, Domus Development, Raytheon, Nicole Gatto, MPH, PhD, City of Watsonville, Homewood Mountain Resort, Hilton Concord Hotel and 275 more.
Winners come from the public and private sector, large corporations and small businesses, local, state and federal government, schools and non-profits. CalEPA looks forward to meeting potential GEELA nominees at this year’s Green California Summit on April 21-22, answering application questions and demonstrating our new application software. Hope to see you there!
More information about the Summit can be found here.