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Additional information on South Coast AQMD's Annual Clean Air Awards
Nominations for the annual Clean Air Awards are normally open from mid-Spring to late Summer each year. Please click here for more information on how to submit your nomination.
Nominations are reviewed and scored by a committee comprised of air quality experts. The Committee is Chaired by the South Coast AQMD Public Advisor and also includes the Health Effects Officer and an Executive Council Member from Science and Technology Advancement. External Committee members include a business/industry representative and a representative from environmental justice and health community organizations.
Nominees for a South Coast AQMD Clean Air Award must have made a significant contribution to clean air within the South Coast and/or Coachella Air Basins.
Each year, the Nominations Committee schedule may vary slightly, but ideally awardees will be notified in the first two weeks of September. The list of Clean Air Awardees is not made publicly available until the day of the event.
There is no set amount. We ask that you provide us as much information as is necessary to explain why you believe the person or entity being nominated deserves an award and meets the criteria for that category. Please be as clear and concise as possible and submit any attachments that would help support the nomination.
Tickets and tables are typically available in late summer or early fall. There is no limit to the number of tickets or tables that may be purchased by one individual or organization. To purchase tickets/tables or for more information, please visit our event registration page.
The Clean Air Awards Luncheon event begins at 11:30 a.m. or as soon as the Governing Board meeting ends. The event is typically about two hours, including lunch.
Yes. Minors can be nominated for the Youth Leadership in Air Quality award.
No, it is free to nominate an individual, company, or agency for a Clean Air Award.
Yes, you can nominate yourself.
Nominations for the same individual, business or organization may be made in multiple categories; however, a separate award nomination form is required for each entry.
Supplemental attachments could include, photos, videos, copies of awards or other documents supporting the nomination.

More Information:

Email: CleanAirAwards@aqmd.gov 
Phone:  (909) 396-2432

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