SJVCEO wins Environmental Hero award

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization has been named a 2010 Environmental Hero by Southern California Edison.

The honor was bestowed on the SJVCEO for its “actions demonstrating environmental leadership in compliance and stewardship,” said Jenna Burnett, Southern California Edison Eco IQ president.

“The entire SJVCEO is to be commended for the hard work and dedication demonstrated through the past two years. Personally, I am glad that this organization’s dedication to the Valley is being recognized,” Carol Goldsmith, SJVCEO Board chair and vice chancellor for Educational Services and Workforce Development at West Hills Community College District.

Southern California Edison formally presented the honor to Paul Johnson, SJVCEO Executive Director, at an awards ceremony at its headquarters in Rosemead on April 30. The honor also was announced at AgTAC in Tulare as part of the utility’s Earth Day Celebration.

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization is a nonprofit dedicated to improving our region's quality of life by increasing its production and use of clean energy. The SJVCEO works with cities and counties and public and private organizations to demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the eight-county region of the San Joaquin Valley.