Awards Dinner in San Francisco Honors Government, Business, Environmental, Labor and Community Leaders
SAN FRANCISCO (November 13, 2014) – The Apollo Alliance Project of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation recognized government, business, community, environmental and labor leaders at their annual The Right Stuff Awards Dinner. The honorees were given awards for their efforts to promote a sustainable environment and economy.
“We are proud to recognize these leaders who are dedicated to protecting the environment, creating good jobs, and improving our communities,” said Phil Angelides, Chairman of the Apollo Alliance Advisory Board. “The work being done by these honorees to create a secure clean energy future and open up new markets will help ensure we have a strong middle class.”
This year’s honorees included: U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz; Maggie Fox, recent past-President and CEO of the Climate Reality Project; the U.S. Green Building Council and its President Rick Fedrizzi; KC Golden, Senior Policy Advisor for Climate Solutions; Jeffrey Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; United Association (UA) and its General President William Hite; and California healthcare system Kaiser Permanente.
“These are the leaders who are turning great challenges into great opportunities,” said Kim Glas, President of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation. “Together, in communities across the country, we will continue to lead the charge to accelerate the growth of clean energy, good jobs and a stronger American economy.”
The Apollo Alliance Project of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation offers a bold vision to catalyze the transition to a clean energy economy. Working with our coalition of labor, business, environmental and community leaders we will reduce carbon emissions and oil imports, spur domestic job growth, and position America to thrive in the 21st century economy. Annually, the Apollo Alliance Project has honored leaders and businesses at the forefront of the clean economy in California and around the country for their contributions to a strong economy and a safe, healthy environment. Past honorees include California Governor Jerry Brown, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke.
The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that conducts research and educates the public and media about solutions to environmental challenges that create economic opportunities for the American people. Learn more at www.bgafoundation.org.