2014 Clean Air Awards

2014 Clean Air Award Winners Announced!

Event Details

Many thanks to all Clean Air Awards winners, nominees, and attendees who joined us this beautiful afternoon!
The 2014 Clean Air Awards Winners, pictured below with Master of Ceremonies Sarah Backhouse, are:


LEADERSHIP | Supervisor Eric Mar

PUBLIC AWARENESS | Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference

SMART GROWTH | San Francisco Department of the Environment

TECHNOLOGY | Sol Inc. and Town of Discovery Bay

TRANSPORTATION | San Francisco Bay Area Bike Share

Thanks for your work in helping keep the Bay Area a healthy place to be!

2014 Clean Air Award Winners

DOWNLOAD a Press Release with more information about this year's winners

Stay tuned for more pictures from the event!

Breathe California's 2014 Clean Air Awards brought together nearly 200 Bay Area leaders who are committed to improving the local environment. Nominees included business, civic, health, and education leaders who made a positive impact on Bay Area air quality through their leadership and advances in technology, research, and education.

As one of the Bay Area's leading nonprofits dedicated to advocating for clean air and promoting public health, Breathe California recognizes the impact environmental changes have on public health. In the Bay Area, we are seeing higher rates of asthma, respiratory and other lung-related illnesses due to climate change and air pollution.

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.

2014 Nominees

Adobe Systems   TJ Glauthier   New Resource Bank
American Academy of Ophthalmology   Headway Technologies, Inc.   RE-volv
AT Dynamics   Capt. Bernardo Herzer, LEHR Inc.   The City of Richmond/MCE
Bay Area Bike Share   Juniper Networks   Royal Coach Tours
Josh Becker   Lit Motors, Daniel Kim   San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Bently Holdings   Marc Lurie, Pedal Logic   SF Environment
Bizo, Inc.   Eric Mar   South San Francisco Scavenger Company
Carbon Lighthouse   Ajay Marathe   TransForm
The Town of Discovery Bay   Nektar Therapeutics   YES Conference
Fremont Union High School District        

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Westin St. Francis - Alexandra Room

335 Powell Street
San Francisco, California

 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


RSVP by April 18th

Keynote Speaker


Mark Z. Jacobson, M.S., Ph.D.
Sarah Backhouse
Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment;
Professor - Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mark Z. 
Jacobson specializes in computer modeling and analysis of air pollution, weather, and climate and the impact of energy technologies on the atmosphere. Some goals of his research are to understand physical, chemical, and dynamical processes in the atmosphere better through numerical modeling and to improve the simulation of air pollution, weather, and climate. Some topics he has studied include near-source pollutant evolution, the effects of aerosols on climate and ultraviolet radiation, the effects of aerosol mixing state on radiative heating, the effects of black carbon and biomass burning on climate, gas- and aqueous-phase air pollution chemistry, cloud formation and evolution, aerosol microphysics and chemistry, wind energy resources, the effect of hydrogen fuel cells on the atmosphere, and the relationship between different energy sources and climate. As part of his research, he has developed and applied numerical algorithms that simulate gas, aerosol, cloud microphysical, radiative, and land/ocean-surface processes. He has also developed an air-pollution-weather-climate model that he has applied to study scientific problems from the freeway scale to the global scale.

Sarah Backhouse is Founder & CEO of Future360.tv - an online video network dedicated to raising awareness about sustainable innovation. Future360.tv works with sustainable brands, organizations and companies to help them tell visually compelling stories through branded entertainment, marketing campaigns and content creation.

A TV host, producer and sustainability expert, Sarah has lived in Sydney, London and Los Angeles, where she worked for a diverse array of broadcasters including: CNBC, BBC, PBS, Fine Living, Discovery Channel and Planet Green. A sought after emcee, keynote speaker and interviewer, Sarah has participated in SXSWEco, the UN’s Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, the Governor’s Global Climate Summit, and has interviewed heads of state and leading sustainability experts.

Sarah was honored as one of Asia Pacific’s Leading 50 Women at the 2011 Advance Women’s Leadership Summit, one of Australia Unlimited’s Global 50 in 2013, and is a recurring host on Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality. Sarah was born in the UK and raised in Australia and Japan. She graduated with Bachelors degrees in Economics and Japanese Studies from the Australian National University and Keio University, Tokyo, and speaks fluent Japanese.

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