19 November 2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger honored with 'Environmental Steward Award'

During the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3 (GGCS 3) earlier this week, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was honored for his environmental achievements while in office. The award which was presented by Frontier Project Foundation, a non profit dedicated to meeting the environmental challenges facing Southern California, recognizes green leaders who make a difference at the local and national level.

"By honoring Governor Schwarzenegger at the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3 with the Environmental Steward Award, the Frontier Project Foundation continues to align its sustainable building and developmental goals with California's overall environmental objectives," said Tiegs.

Schwarzenegger's planet-friendly accomplishments include passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and the Safe, Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010. During his tenure, the Governor established the Hydrogen Highway and Million Solar Roofs Plan and has made major investments aimed to improve the state’s aging infrastructure and, in turn, reduce congestion and pollution.

The California Chief Executive served as co-host for the Global Climate Summit 3 which ran November 15-16 and was attended by other notables including Prime Minister David Cameron, actor Harrison Ford, Prince Charles, Deepak Chopra, California EPA Secretary Linda Adams, and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell.

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