Thank you to all who joined us at the American Climate Leadership Awards Virtual Ceremony on March 25! We had over 200 viewers join us for the virtual ceremony. and we appreciated the engagement via chat from our partners and viewers. Thank you all for supporting our finalists and for joining to hear some positive news about the great climate work going on in our communities across America.
Congratulations to the winner, CALPIRG Students, who worked on eight University of California campuses to win a UC-wide commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2025. Congratulations too, to runner up, Regeneración, a Pajaro Valley, CA based non-profit that co-creates relevant and relatable climate solutions with the people most at risk in the region, primarily the Mexican-heritage farmworker community.
You can watch the awards on demand to hear from Judging Committee Chair Gina McCarthy, see short videos featuring the finalists, and watch the announcement of the runner up and winner. We also want to thank and congratulate all those who applied, the 34 semi-finalists, and all of the 10 finalists for the work you do every day to help make our communities healthier and more climate resilient, and to inspire more people and businesses to engage in climate solutions.
The finalists share $155,000 in awards in recognition of their work, including $25,000 for Regeneración as runner up and $50,000 for CALPIRG Students as the winner! We can all learn from them and apply that learning in our own communities. Read more about the finalists here and join us at the rescheduled American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 (ACLS2020) August 26-27 in Washington, DC, when we will be honoring the awardees in person.