Evening & Conversation with Local Elected Environmental Champions
With the turmoil in Washington D.C., interest in electoral politics is higher than ever. Many who are concerned about the fate of our environment and the health of our communities under the federal administration are contemplating making a difference by running for office or helping their favorite candidate get elected.
The East Bay is fortunate to have many environmental champions who have already made the leap into elected office. Join us to hear from several local elected officials about their experiences as environmental leaders—both as candidates and as officeholders. What motivated them to run? What’s it’s been like? What advice do they have for others considering taking the plunge?
Speakers include Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker and Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis.
Engage with our special guests while enjoying wine and beer, light refreshments, and the company of others who care passionately about a clean and healthy place to live.
Where: Sole Space, 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
The 2017 Environmental Champions Awards Celebration – May 24, 2017
This year, we were excited to honor three individuals and organizations who have fought tirelessly to protect our air and water, safeguard our natural lands, and ensure all people have access to a clean and healthy place to live.
- State Senator Loni Hancock
- Save the Bay
- No Coal In Oakland
EBMUD and BART Board Members Share Their Bay Area Vision – October 13, 2015
Members of the Boards of East Bay Municipal Utility District (East Bay MUD) and BART joined LCVEB supporters in downtown Oakland to discuss their sustainability work and plans the coming year. East Bay MUD Board Directors Doug Linney, Andy Katz, and Marguerite Young focused on efforts to address the historic and continuing drought, while BART Directors Robert Raburn and Rebecca Saltzman talked about how their agency is coping with the Bay Area’s growing population and increased demand for BART services. Board members also responded to questions about how their agencies are preparing for sea level rise and what efforts they are making to ensure they contribute to social and economic justice in the Bay Area.
Mayor Libby Schaaf Talks About Her Plans for Oakland – April 29, 2015
East Bay Networking “FriendRaiser” Event – June 11, 2014
The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay was honored to have State Senator and Congressional Candidate Mark DeSaulnier as the special guest at our June “FriendRaiser” event. Another special guest in attendance was Walnut Creek Mayor Kristina Lawson. Dozens of additional guests represented an array of organizations including: The Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation; Bike East Bay; the CA Native Plant Association; the Sierra Club; the Concord Planning Commission; Save Mt. Diablo; and Friends of Marsh Creek.
See more photos from the event.
The 2013 East Bay Environmental Awards
LCVEB presented awards to environmental champions, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, David “Chicken” Nesmith, and The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project.
See photos from the event.
The 2012 East Bay Environmental Awards
The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay honored State Senator Mark DeSaulnier and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson for their outstanding leadership on environmental issues.