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V.I.P. Reception and E.A.R.T.H. Awards

26th Annual
Very Important
lanet Reception

(Environmental Action and Restoration That Helps)

May 24, 2017
6:00 PM - Buffet & Silent Auction
8:00 PM - Awards Program

Our annual VIP Reception is an evening of celebration, acknowledgment and fun. This event brings together individuals from government, industry and nonprofit organizations, and private citizens – representatives of the diverse elements of the environmental community.

Place ReservationsDonate to Silent Auction

Volunteer for the Reception

V.I.P. Reception Program

6:00 pm
International Buffet
Silent Auction

8:00 pm
Awards Program

Introduction and Welcome
Carolyn Chase, San Diego EarthWorks co-founder and CEO

Environmental Services Department
Science and Engineering Awards

Air Pollution Control District Clean Air Award

San Diego EarthWorks’ E.A.R.T.H. Awards
San Diego EarthWorks’ Sun Catcher Awards

EarthFair Volunteer Awards
5, 10, 15, 20 and 25-year awards
Presented by EarthWorks founders
Carolyn Chase and Chris Klein

International Buffet

The buffet will be open from 6pm through 7:45pm, featuring international specialties. Dine while you take part in our silent auction.

Silent Auction 

Place your bids on eco-friendly goods and services from 6pm to 7:45. Winning bidders will be announced and can pick up their auction items after the awards ceremony.

If you would like to donate to our Silent Auction please either:

  1. Click this link to enter your donation info on our on-line system, or
  2. Call our office at (858) 272-7370.


Like all San Diego EarthWorks events, the VIP Reception is produced by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the V.I.P. Reception, please click here.

Click here to make V.I.P. Reception reservations after Feb 1

Each year, EarthWorks recognizes businesses, clubs, organizations and/or individuals that deserves special recognition for their work on behalf of a clean, healthy environment. All too often, these organizations' and individuals' efforts go unrecognized and unacknowledged. Attend the V.I.P. Reception and help us acknowledge these extraordinary efforts.

We depend upon members of the San Diego community to nominate their own environmental heroes. There are no restrictions on who may be nominated. It could be a student that has setup a recycling program at their school... a restaurant that has converted to recycled paper products... a biomedical company that has replaced water-intensive plants around their facility with drought-tolerant native species... a government department that has eliminated pesticide use.. a non-profit organization that is promoting zero-emission vehicles... the list of possibilities is endless.

EarthFair Volunteer Awards

San Diego EarthWorks’ annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free environmental fair and Earth Day celebration in the world. Significantly, the event is produced by around 400 volunteers.

This large group of volunteers, many of whom are volunteering for the first time, is managed by a cadre of about 30 team leaders. Many of these team leaders come back year after year to produce this landmark event.

We take this opportunity to honor the team leaders who have volunteered for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years.


Ticket prices for the V.I.P. Reception and E.A.R.T.H. Awards are:

Attendance for…
May 15
After May 15
At the Door
Single person
Child (under 15)
Block of 10

EarthFair 2017 Exhibitors receive a 10% discount
EarthFair 2017 Exhibitor Members receive a 20% discount
EarthFair 2017 Volunteers receive a 10% discount

On-line registration will be available here beginning Feb 1.

501(c) non-profit value notice
You may deduct only the amount of your payment that is more than the value of the goods or services you receive. San Diego EarthWorks good-faith estimate of the value of the goods and services you will receive at the V.I.P. reception is $25/per person.

V.I.P. Reception Location

    The VIP Reception will be held at The City of San Diego Department of Environmental Services “Green Building”, 9601 Ridgehaven Court. Click here for a map. From I-15 take Balboa exit west to the first signal at Viewridge. Turn south (left) at the signal. Viewridge ends at Ridgehaven. Turn east (left). 9601 is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Air Pollution Control District San Diego EarthWorks Department of Environmental Services



 email: info17earthdayweb.org     Phone: (858) 272-7370
PO Box 9827 • San Diego, CA 92169