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BREATHE California of Los Angeles County – 2018 BREATH of Life Awards®
2018 BREATH of Life Awards® honors key civic leaders and corporations in promoting clean air and healthy lungs
"BREATHE LA is grateful for the outpouring support and generosity that we received at the 2018 BREATH of Life Awards®," said Marc Carrel, President and Chief Executive Officer of BREATHE LA. "Thanks to the tremendous support of our sponsors and our amazing honorees: Cummins Westport Inc., Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Terry Tamminen, our event was a great success."
BREATHE LA was thrilled to recognize the following corporate and civic leaders for their accomplishments focused on promoting clean air and healthy lungs through research, education, advocacy, and technology.
Cummins Westport received the Innovation Award for developing a heavy-duty truck engine that is 90-percent cleaner than the current federal standard.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received the Community Impact Award for their efforts in reducing air pollution by incorporating sustainable best practices into their operations and programs.
The 33rd Attorney General of the State of California, Xavier Becerra, received the Civic Leadership Award for his efforts in the Court of Law to protect the environment and ensure that Californians can breathe clean air and drink clean water.
And the 2018 Breath of Life Award recipient, Terry Tamminen, whose life's work has been to improve our world by overseeing numerous global environmental and climate change initiatives so that we can live on a more sustainable and healthy planet.
Guests at the event enjoyed a wonderful dinner service provided by Patina Catering and an exclusive experience at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. Major sponsors for the event included:
Platinum Sponsor: Southern California Gas
Gold Sponsor: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Silver Sponsors: CVS Health, Union Bank, Wells Fargo Bank
Bronze Sponsors: Lilly Enterprises Inc., Poms & Associates, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
For additional information about BREATHE LA, please visit http://www.BREATHELA.org.
About BREATHE California of Los Angels County
Breathe California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA) is a 501(c)(3) local public benefit nonprofit organization committed to clean air and greater lung health for Los Angeles County residents; our work is significant because everyone has a stake in the air we breathe. Our work at BREATHE LA is uniquely positioned in the community because we provide services at the crossroads of the environment and health. We promote our quality-of-life initiatives through community education and awareness efforts, particularly committed to improving lung health among those most disproportionately affected by poor air quality and greater incidence of chronic lung disease.