“We should have learned by now that we cannot hope to change the laws of nature, but we can change human institutions. The road is not an easy one, but the reward… is worth the effort.”
- Dr. Arie Haagen-Smit
Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards
Since 2001, CARB has annually bestowed the distinguished Haagen-Smit Awards to extraordinary individuals to recognize significant career accomplishments in at least one of these air quality and climate change categories: research, environmental policy, climate change science, science and technology, education, community service & environmental justice, and international leadership.
More about this program
2020-2021 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award Solicitation
CARB is excited to now be accepting nominations from the public for the 2020-2021 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards, through August 10, 2021!
New nominations, as well as nominations for outstanding individuals nominated in prior years but who have not yet won, are welcome and encouraged.