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.
Past recipients of the award have included:
Bill McKibben, Santa Barbara County Supervisor
Salud Carbajal, Santa Barbara County Supervisor
Selma Rubin, local activist
Darryl Hannah, actress
James Cameron, film director
Elon Musk, founding CEO of Tesla Motors