Join us on Friday, May 31, 2024 in Los Angeles for an evening of hope and inspiration

Our annual awards serve as the primary fundraising event supporting our non-profit initiatives at EnviroVoters. Our organization works year-round to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, advance equity and create a roadmap for global action. We cultivate and elect environmental champions, turn electoral victories into policy wins, hold lawmakers accountable, and build political power among all communities across the state to achieve climate justice.

Join us for an evening of music, drinks, and small bites as we celebrate this year’s Badass in Green Honorees alongside a room full of climate champions, activits, CA leaders, enviro partners, and anyone who cares about solving the climate crisis.

Last year’s Badass in Green Awards sold out, so you don’t want to miss it! VIP tickets include access to the Badass Pre-Reception with presenters, honorees, and special guests.

When: Friday, May 31 at 6 p.m.
Where: Smogshoppe 2651 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Who: Climate champions, activists, CA leaders, enviro partners, and everyone who cares about solving the climate crisis

General Admission Tickets

Tickets start at $100 for adults, with all funds supporting our nonprofit mission to advance bold climate action. Early Bird Special until March 25: buy one ticket and you’ll get a second ticket free!

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring the awards or want more information please contact:

ReJeana Goldsborough:

Meet This Year's Honorees

Microsoft Chief Sustainability Officer
Project Super Bloom Chair of the Board of Directors
Project Super Bloom Co-founder/Finance Director

Meet This Year's Speakers

Senate Majority Leader
California Senator
Assembly Speaker
Culver City Mayor

Featured Guests

Assemblymember (D-25)

Ash Kalra

Assemblymember (D-17)

Matt Haney

Assemblymember (D-41)

Chris Holden

Assemblymember (D-54)

Miguel Santiago

Meet the Sponsors

Thank you to these generous sponsors of the 2024 Badass in Green Awards

Andy Okun

Wendy Leshgold

Wendy-Sue Rosen

Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur
Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Foundation
Brigid McCormack
Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur
Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Foundation
Brigid McCormack


Assemblymember Ash Kalra

California State Pipe Trades Council and California State Association of Electrical Workers

The Committee to Support the Office of the Lt. Governor

Fast Forward Group

Fran & Roger Diamond

National Union of Healthcare Workers


Steve Schiller

Southern California Edison

Assembly Majority Leader Emeritus Eloise Gomez Reyes

Assemblymember Luz Rivas

Assemblymember Laura Friedman

California Democratic Party


Estela de Llanos

LA Supervisor Lindsey Horvath

Majority Leader Lena Gonzalez

Mike Shimpock of Haymarket Strategies

Parin Shah

Protector Cellars

Senator Josh Becker

Steve Barkan/Barkan Strategies

Stones’ Phones

The Strategy Group


Trust for Public Land

UFCW Western States Council

Assemblymember Isaac Bryan

Assemblymember Tina McKinnor 

Assemblymember Tasha Boerner

Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel

Betty Yee

BlueGreen Alliance

Better World Group

Defend Ballona Wetlands


Environmental & Energy Consulting


Lauren Faber O’Connor

Los Angeles Waterkeeper

Mitchell M Tsai Law Firm

Norman Rogers

Olson Remcho LLP

Park & Velayos LLP

Perotti & Carrade

Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas

The Shay – A Destination by Hyatt Hotel

Sierra Club Santa Monica Mountains Task Force

SpinDrift Advisors

Victoria Rome

A special thank you to our Host Committee

Fran Diamond | Estela D’Llanos | Lauren Faber O’Connor | Stacy Fortner  | Wendy Leshgold | Oscar Lopez | Stephen Matloff | Andy Okun | Victoria Rome | Wendy-Sue Rosen

Beverage Sponsors


Microsoft’s commitment to being carbon negative by 2030 exemplifies true climate leadership. Taking carbon neutrality a step further, Microsoft is leading the pack by actively removing the emissions from the atmosphere that the company has emitted since its founding. Their charge to fund removal technologies with the $1 billion Climate Innovation Fund sets a notable benchmark for world-wide corporate responsibility. Microsoft was also a vocal supporter of EnviroVoters’ sponsored bill SB 253, championing transparent and accountable corporate behavior in combating climate change.  

Project Super Bloom is California’s only PAC founded and led by young people and students, dedicated to electing progressive and visionary candidates to CA’s state legislature. Their disruptive methods to elect progressive climate champions, including most recently Caroline Menjivar in the State Senate, and their commitment to saving the planet has made clear what’s possible with courageous leadership.  Their innovative approach successfully mobilizes high school and college students through paid opportunities and removes barriers to access and participation in the political process. 

Melanie Nakagawa brings to Microsoft almost two decades of environmental sustainability experience at the nexus of policy, business and technology, which will be vital as Microsoft continues their sustainability journey. Melanie most recently served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Climate and Energy on the National Security Council at the White House, one of several roles she has held in the U.S. government. At the White House, Melanie played a leadership role on international and domestic climate initiatives, as well as energy issues that included the international energy response to the war in Ukraine. 

This built on Melanie’s prior work, including as the director of climate strategy for a climate tech-focused private equity firm working with growth stage companies in North America, Europe and Asia. She also brings experience in the nonprofit and academic sectors on environmental and energy policy and regulatory issues. 

Ana Karen Estrada is a first-generation college student graduating this year from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Ana grew up in the San Fernando Valley in a working-class household and is prideful in her Mexican-American roots. She enjoys conducting advocacy and political work that involves uplifting her community and creating spaces to increase youth involvement. She serves on various youth-powered platforms, including being on the Executive Board of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD) as a College Liaison representing CSUN, President of the Matador Democrats, and now in her new role as Chair of the Board of Directors for Project Super Bloom PAC. Ana is ecstatic to continue fulfilling Project Super Bloom PAC’s mission of getting more progressive candidates elected with a history of advocating for youth values while breaking down barriers and providing paid opportunities for students to participate in politics. 

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Eric Warmoth co-founded Project Super Bloom in 2021 to create a pathway for more students to get involved in state legislative campaigns via paid opportunities. Eric has worked on a number of campaigns throughout California and the nation, working to elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot. He recently completed a fellowship in the California State Assembly with Assemblymember Chris Ward. Eric graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2022 with a degree in Environmental Analysis and Public Policy. 

A fierce advocate for justice and families, Congresswoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove is proudly representing California’s 37th Congressional District which covers a diverse area within Los Angeles County. In 2013, Rep. Kamlager-Dove was appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission on Children and Families and in 2015, she was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board. During her time on the board, she fought to make higher education and career training affordable and accessible to everyone, with a special focus on underserved communities and students who were previously in the foster care system or incarcerated.  

Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove successfully ran for California State Assembly in 2018 and California State Senate in 2021. While in the California State Legislature, Rep. Kamlager-Dove got her bill, the CRISES Act, signed into law. As a Freshman Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove carries with her the experience of serving the people of Los Angeles. She will always be a strong voice for justice and our most vulnerable community members as she continues her commitment in the House of Representatives. 

Senator Caroline Menjivar, MSW, was elected in 2022 to represent Burbank and San Fernando Valley in California’s 20th Senate District. The daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, she was born and raised in the communities she now serves. Senator Menjivar served in the Marine Corps from 2009 to 2016, after which she attained a Master of Social Welfare from University of California, Los Angeles. While attending classes, she worked the graveyard shift as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and was a fellow on the L.A. Mayor’s Gender Equity Team. 

As State Senator, she is dedicated to championing policies that elevate the people of her communities and Californians. Senator Caroline Menjivar is Chair of Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services, a Commissioner for the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and a member of the San Fernando Valley Marine Corps League. 

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez was first elected to the State Senate to represent the 33rd District in a special election in June of 2019 and was subsequently re-elected in the November 3, 2020 general election for her first full 4-year term. As State Senator, she represents nearly 1 million residents in Southeast Los Angeles, Signal Hill, portions of South Los Angeles, Lakewood, and her hometown of Long Beach. 

In the Senate, Senator Gonzalez is a strong voice for working families, advocating to improve working conditions and lifting up the voices of all workers. She prioritizes and fights for a clean environment, digital inclusion, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights and the economic vitality of small businesses among other policy areas.   

Prior to her time in the Senate, Gonzalez worked for Microsoft where she led social impact programs on digital skills, the future of work and criminal justice reform. She led efforts to expand diversity and inclusion in the tech sector and to promote programs for underserved communities, such as supports for young girls of color in STEM.  

Prior to being elected Speaker, Rivas served as the Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and as Vice-Chair of the influential Latino Legislative Caucus. A lifelong resident of the 29th Assembly District, Rivas previously served two terms on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors prior to becoming an Assemblymember. A long-time champion of the environment, Rivas won bipartisan support for the Oil Transportation Safety Act, which improved the state’s preparedness to protect coastal regions after a potential spill of non-floating oil. Further, Rivas has led efforts to accelerate the construction of renewable energy and ensure the state explores all options to use public lands and oceans to effectively sequester carbon. 

Rivas graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from CSU Sacramento and later earned a Master’s in Public Administration from San Jose State University. Speaker Rivas lives in Hollister with his wife, Christen, and their children. 

At only 33 years-old, Yasmine-Imani McMorrin became the first Black woman to be elected to the Culver City Council in November 2020. This year, McMorrin once again made history as the first Black woman selected among the Council to serve as Vice Mayor of Culver City, a predominantly white enclave located just outside of Los Angeles, CA. 

A true renaissance woman, in addition to her Council duties, McMorrin also works for California’s Children’s Defense Fund serving as Director of Education Equity. Trained as an attorney, McMorrin is proud to be a mom to her daughter, and her “vision as a Council Member is to ensure that as Culver City develops, we prioritize equity, making sure that everyone shares in the progress we create together.” 

Why Sponsor?

Support Climate Action

California Environmental Voters’ mission is to transform our political system to stop the climate crisis, build resilient, connected and green communities, and create a more just and sustainable economy. Sponsoring the Badass in Green Awards empowers our nonprofit mission across California.

Brand Exposure

You or your organization will be credited as a sponsor during the event and receive additional brand exposure online through EnviroVoters’ marketing channels. Top-level sponsors receive heightened exposure and affiliation with the awards.

Community Recognition

As a sponsor, you or your organization have the opportunity to be recognized in promotional material,and highlighted during the program, showing all of California, and its political and environmental communities, your commitment to solving the climate crisis.

Recent Sponsors

These are the generous sponsors of the 2023 Badass in Green Awards

Badass Level Sponsors

Fearless Level Sponsors

Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur

Wendy-Sue Rosen & Elliot Rosenstein

Giving Levels

Sponsorships start at $1,000 with benefits progressive at each level.

Agitator- $1,000

  • On-screen sponsor listing at event
  • Admittance for 2 guests to the main event
  • Inclusion in post-event social media

Resistor- $2,500

  • On-screen sponsor listing at the event
  • Admittance for 4 guests to the main event
  • Inclusion in post-event social media

Fighter- $5,000

  • Half-screen sponsor listing at the event
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Admittance for 5 guests to the main event
  • 2 VIP tickets for pre-reception
    Inclusion in post-event social media
  • Opportunity to include branded merch in event gift bag

Fearless- $10,000

  • Logo on event invitations
  • Half-screen sponsor listing at the event
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Digital ad opportunity
    Admittance of 6 guests to the main event
  • 4 VIP tickets for pre-reception
    Inclusion in pre and post-event social media
  • Opportunity to include branded merch in event gift bag

Badass- $25,000

  • Primary brand affiliation with the event
  • Logo on event invitations
  • Logo marketing materials
  • Half-page sponsor listing during event
  • Showcase looping video content on displays throughout event
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Admittance of 6 guests to the main event
  • 6 VIP tickets to the pre-reception
  • Inclusion in pre- and post-event social media
  • Opportunity to include branded merch in event gift bags
  • Membership in the Eco Power Caucus donor circle, which includes opportunities
    to engage with EnviroVoters staff and leadership

Presenting- $50,000

  • Sole co-presenting credit
  • Logo on event invitations
  • Logo on marketing materials
  • Full-page sponsor listing during the event
  • Logo on step & repeat at the event
  • Showcase looping video content on displays throughout the event and during the program
  • Verbal recognition during the program
  • Speaking opportunity during program
  • Admittance of 10 guests to the main event
  • 10 VIP tickets to the pre-reception
  • Inclusion in pre- and post-event social media
  • Opportunity to include branded merch in event gift bag
  • Membership in the Eco Power Caucus donor circle, which includes opportunities to engage with EnviroVoters staff and leadership

Prefer to sponsor by check? 

California Environmental Voters
1111 Broadway, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607

EnviroVoters’ Tax ID number is 94-3169564

For questions about your donation, email ReJeana Goldsborough:

Meet Last Year's Honorees

Senator (D-19)

Senator (D-33)

Assemblymember (D-55)

Scheduled to Appear

Rob Bonta

Rob Bonta

California Attorney General
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Ash Kalra

Assemblymember (D-25)

Nancy Sutley

Los Angeles Deputy Mayor
Fran Diamond

Fran Diamond

EnviroVoters Board President
David Allgood

David Allgood

Former Political Director, CLCV
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Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor
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