I produced Breathe California’s 2014 Clean Air Awards Winner’s video interviews, featuring Sarah Backhouse, host of Future 360.

Winners include:
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, City Supervisor Eric Mar, and more.
 

LEADERSHIP
Supervisor Eric Mar, City and County of San Francisco
For being an outspoken advocate for environmental justice, supporting efforts to address cumulative impacts of air pollution. His commitment to smoke-free environments is demonstrated by leading efforts for city ordinances prohibiting smoking at public outdoor events, and including e-cigarettes in the definition of smoking.

PUBLIC AWARENESS
Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference
For bringing together middle- and high-school students from the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties who are passionate about alternative transportation modes and saying NO to climate change. These students are collectively spearheading efforts in their communities to reduce pollution, increase transportation options and improve overall health.

GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION
Marin Clean Energy / City of Richmond
For empowering local communities and their consumers with alternative energy options, and providing a competitive marketplace for enterprising service providers. In addition to offering more renewable, cost-effective electricity service options, MCE also supports local renewable energy development and energy efficiency programs. Richmond has teamed up with MCE to achieve Greenhouse gas reductions of 67,533 tons between 2010 and 2013.

TRANSPORTATION
Bay Area Bike Share
For creating the first bikeshare system to launch in California and in the US as a unified regional system. The program provides an easy and cost-effective “last mile” solution, linking public transit with riders’ final destinations in the cities along the Caltrain commuter rail corridor.

TECHNOLOGY
SOL, Inc. / Town of Discovery Bay
For both organizations making sustainability and a clean environment central to their operations and mission. The town is currently pioneering the expansion of solar outdoor lighting through its partnership with solar lighting company SOL Inc., with the implementation of state-of-the-art lighting technologies that provide infrastructure and environmental benefits.

SMART GROWTH
SF Environment
For creating visionary policies and innovative programs that promote social equity, protect human health, and lead the way toward a sustainable future. Their policies include Clean Transportation, Zero Waste, Green Building, Biodiversity, Climate Change, School Education and Toxics Reduction.