• Dr. George Washington Carver Environmental Legacy Awards

  • Autumn R. Burke

    Autumn R. Burke was awarded the CELA in 2017. She was honored with the Environmental Pioneer Award.

  • Ed Begley Jr

    Ed Begley Jr recipient of the 1st George Washington Carver
    Environmental Legacy Award in 2015 received this award at an exclusive awards reception at the historic Culver Hotel during EarthFest LA for his advocacy and support of California Greenworks initiatives for greener communities, but also to recognize his outstanding leadership in encouraging everyone to do their part for a healthy earth and sustainable living.

  • Meghan Sahli-Wells

    Meghan Sahli-Wells former Mayor of Culver City was awarded the CELA in 2017. She received the Environmental Champion Award.

GW Carver Environmental Legacy Awards

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.