Every year, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) presents an Environmental Hero Award to an eco-pioneer on the Main Stage at the Earth Day Festival. CEC proudly announces environmental activist and author Bill McKibben as the 2015 Environmental Hero Award recipient. McKibben, who exemplifies the dramatic impact that individuals can make when they take a stand, is expected to accept the award privately at his home in Vermont.
Past recipients of the award have included:
Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara County Supervisor
Selma Rubin, local activist
Darryl Hannah, actress
James Cameron, film director
Elon Musk, founding CEO of Tesla Motors