Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. honored EarthTeam as one of 16 companies and organizations for their contributions to California’s environment and economy by awarding them with a 2011 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA).
“To thrive in the twenty-first century, we need to preserve the environment on which the economy itself depends,” said Governor Brown. “Tonight’s award recipients have done just that. This year’s winners exemplify the imagination that will drive California’s recovery.”
Established in 1993, the GEELA program is the state’s highest honor in recognizing individuals, companies and organizations that make significant contributions to the state by developing environmentally-friendly practices while contributing to the local economy.
GEELA program recipients are selected by a large panel of evaluators including secretaries from the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Natural Resources Agency, Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, the Department of Food and Agriculture, the State and Consumer Services Agency, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Health and Human Services Agency and the Governor’s Office. Read more