2023 CELA Award Winner: Nancy Sutley

Our George W. Carver Environmental Legacy Awards (CELA) is coming up in April to celebrate Earth Day and the accomplishments of members in our community who have made extraordinary contributions within the environmental movement. 

We will honor four awardees during the April 20 event at the California Science Center. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Sutley, Deputy Mayor for Energy and Sustainability for LA City.

We recognize Nancy Sutley for her activism for a better planet. Environmental change is as much about saving the planet as it is creating climate equity for underserved communities, as ongoing climate battles negatively and disproportionately affect the physical and mental health of low income individuals. Nancy’s voice is among those working to create change and equality in our nation.

Here’s more about Nancy Sutley:  

Nancy served as deputy secretary for policy and intergovernmental relations for the California Environmental Protection Agency from 1999 to 2003, during which time she was the top energy advisor to Governor Gray Davis and supported a requirement for Los Angeles to produce 20 percent of its power from renewable sources. She was also a senior policy advisor to the San Francisco regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and later served as special assistant to EPA administrator Carol Browner, in Washington, D.C

She was appointed as chair of the Council on Environmental Quality in January 2009, during the Obama Administration, and promoted measures to conserve energy in the White House, such as installing low-flush toilets, adding sensors that automatically turn off lights in unused areas, introducing the use of recycling bins and installing solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House.

Source: Wikipedia

More About CELA

Dr. George Washington Carver, an African American scientist, naturalist, visionary and environmentalist saw it fitting to pursue a life of uplifting his community through the use of ecology and science. His vision lives with us today. The GW Carver Environmental Legacy Awards is intended to serve as recognition for outstanding devotion and service to mankind.

Our award recognizes leaders within their prospective fields of academia, green technology/STEM, environmental justice/advocacy, entertainment and community service categories. These outstanding citizens have distinguished themselves within their prospective professions to have made a positive impact on humanity and our environment. We seek to honor their service to humanity and achievements with our award during this annual gala celebration.