Since 2002, PG&E honor their employees who demonstrate a commitment to, and accomplishment in, environmental leadership through the Richard A. Clarke Annual Environmental Leadership award.
The award acknowledges the top individual and team efforts for demonstrating PG&E's ongoing environmental leadership, focusing on areas such as environmental protection, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
This year, receiving the Clarke Award for best group effort is the "Change a Light Campaign" Core Team. This team of 22 employees came together during October and November of 2007 to encourage PG&E customers to buy and use compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Over the course of the campaign, PG&E gave away more than one million CFLs -- the largest promotion of its kind by a U.S. utility.
PG&E made a $10,000 charitable donation on behalf of the individual and team Clarke Award winners to the environmental or environmental justice nonprofit organization of their choice. The Change a Light team chose the Californians Against Waste Foundation.
At the event on November 5th, CAW's Executive Director Mark Murray was presented a check for $10,000 as seen in this picture.