Climate Leadership Gala

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Earth Day Network presented the 2017 Climate Leadership Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The Gala brought together 300 leaders of industry, government and the NGO community to celebrate achievements and lead the path to a post-carbon future.

At the Gala, Unilever CEO Paul Polman was honored with the 2017 Climate Visionary Award.


The 2017 Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) Leadership Award honoree was Nora Pouillon, chef, author and owner of Restaurant Nora, America’s first certified organic restaurant.


Special remarks were made by Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator, Rhode Island.
Additional remarks were presented by Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Geri Yoza, Senior Manager, Toyota Mirai.


Kathleen Matthews, award-winning producer, reporter and news anchor, returned as emcee for the evening.


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Special thanks for all who attended and supported this extraordinary event,
Including our sponsors Toyota, HP, Southwest and NRG.