“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, public education, community service & environmental justice, and international leadership.
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2019 Haagen-Smit Award Winners
CARB is proud to announce the 2019 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards Winners. These seven extraordinary individuals have paved the way for advancements improving air quality, climate change, and ozone layer protection. Their amazing contributions over the last half century have lasting and continuing impacts, and build upon Dr. Haagen-Smit's achievements.