What: Following CARB’s regular board meeting on Thursday, June 22, CARB is set to host the Clean Air Leadership Talks. The seven recipients will provide an overview of their career achievements. When: June 22, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where: CalEPA Headquarters | Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Who: Board Chair, Board Members and 2022 Haagen-Smit Award Winners Livestream: Zoom Passcode: 185256
The prestigious Haagen-Smit Awards are given annually to those who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of clean air, climate change, technology and related policies. Considered to be California's premier air quality award, it is named for CARB’s first chairman, the late Dr. Arie Haagen-Smit — best known for linking the smog in Southern California to automobiles. The award recognizes those who have followed in his footsteps in pursuit of clean air. The Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards have been presented since 2001. Winners have ranged from research scientists to educators to public agency administrators.
CARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. CARB is the lead agency for climate change programs and oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.