Breathe California Central Coast's 2014 Clean Air Awards

About the Clean Air Awards



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row
Monterey, California.

 5:30-7:30 p.m.


RSVP by Friday, May 9th

Breathe California Central Coast is hosting the 4th annual Clean Air Awards on May 15, 2014, bringing together Central Coast leaders who are committed to improving the environment.

California is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution and warmer temperatures. Increased temperatures caused by global warming will exacerbate air pollution, increasing the rates of asthma, respiratory and other lung related ailments.

The Clean Air Awards recognize the outstanding work being done across government, business, education, health and nonprofit sectors to address these important issues of air quality and lung health.

Nominations are now closed.

Award winners will be recognized at a reception featuring:

Keynote Speaker


Assemblymember Mark Stone
Kelly O'Brien
Assemblymember Mark Stone
California Assemblymember Mark Stone represents the 29th Assembly District, which includes portions of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey Counties. As an environmental champion, Mark has fought to curb illegal coastal development, reduce plastic pollution, and clean up drinking water supplies. In his capacity as Chair of the Select Committee on Coastal Protection, he has held hearings investigating threats to the Pacific Ocean, oil spill prevention efforts, and plastic garbage effects on the coastal environment. A longtime friend of the environment, Mark served twice on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, where he worked on health care, education, youth issues and the environment. While there, he held leadership roles on the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission.

Kelly O'Brien
Kelly O’Brien knows electric vehicles and environmental impact. Producer of Life in the Fast Lane for KUSP 88.9, Central Coast Public Radio, she blogs on the latest automotive technology. Dedicated to environmental and health issues throughout her career, Kelly served as an Environmental Engineer for GM-Toyota at NUMMI, worked in the University of Santa Clara Vehicle Emissions Testing Laboratory on Alcohol, Diesel and Gasoline Fuels and Fuel Blends, and was an instructor on Environmental Management and Emergency Response at both UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz Extensions. Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University and a pending Master’s Degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University.

Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District
Monterey Regional Waste Management District


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