The California Greenworks Dr. George Washington Carver Environmental Legacy Awards is intended to serve as recognition for outstanding devotion to service, innovation, and commitment in the areas of environmental justice, equity, and humanity. Those honored and nominated for this award have distinguished themselves through service within their chosen professions to demonstrate their passion for protecting the environment and service to all mankind.
Dr. George Washington Carver an African American scientist, teacher, naturalist, visionary, conservationist, inventor 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.
Nominations for this award open May 1st and close June 15th. Letters of approval will go out by August 31. The award will be given during the reception of our fall event. Nominees are chosen based on their outstanding devotion to service, innovation, and commitment in one of the categories listed below. They are then vetted by our selection committee in one of the four priority areas and selected by California Greenworks Board of Directors. Once a candidate has been selected, a formal letter is mailed out to the candidate recognizing their achievements.
Categories for candidates for the Dr. George Washington Carver Environmental Legacy Award are Education/ Academia, Technology/ Sciences, Community Service/Civic Engagement, and Environmental affairs. Past Honorees: 2015: Ed Begley, Jr – EarthFest LA 2015 at the Culver Hotel in Culver City.