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

24th Annual
Very Important
lanet Reception

(Environmental Action and Restoration That Helps)

June 11, 2014
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.

V.I.P. Reception Program

6:00 pm
Buffet and Silent Auction

8:00 pm
Awards Program

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

Air Pollution Control District Clean Air Award
Presented by County Supervisor Dave Roberts

Stand For Sam Award
Presented by Scott Murray

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

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

See below to place V.I.P. Reception reservations

Buffet Dinner 

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

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 call our office at (858) 272-7370.


   If you are interested in volunteering at the V.I.P. Reception, please click here.

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. Do you know a worth individual, organization or business in San Diego County that should be acknowledged for their efforts on behalf of the environment and our quality of life?

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. And, self-nominations are welcome.

Click here to nominate your own environmental heroes

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 and 20 years.


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

Attendance for…
June 7
After June 7
At the Door
Single person
Child (under 15)
Block of 10
  • EarthFair 2014 Exhibitors receive an additional 10% discount
    EarthFair 2014 Exhibitor Members receive an additional 20% discount
  • Purchase with a check: Mail your check, made payable to San Diego EarthWorks, to:

San Diego EarthWorks
PO Box 9827
San Diego, CA 92169

  • Purchase by credit card: Pay by calling the EarthWorks office: 858-272-7370; Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted.
  • Purchase tickets at the door. Cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

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.

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