Award

Award

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Receives the 2018 ECOS® Environmental Award

We are thrilled to announce that U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California has been named the 2018 recipient of the ECOS® Environmental Award for her exceptional leadership in environmental protection.

Senator Kamala Harris received the prestigious award in honor of her career-long fight against pollution and toxic chemicals and her protection of critical ecosystems.

The 2018 ECOS® Environmental Award was presented to Senator Harris at her office in Washington, D.C., by Earth Friendly Products’ president and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks. 

Earth Friendly Products®, the maker of ECOS® environmentally friendly cleaning products, established the annual ECOS® Environmental Award to recognize national leaders who are creating powerful impacts to protect the planet through legislative action and social change.

This is the second year that the annual award has been given; the 2017 recipient of the ECOS® Environmental Award was Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Senator Kamala Harris is an environment champion.

In 2018, Senator Harris led the Living Shorelines Act to provide grants to communities to invest in natural infrastructure to combat the impacts of sea-level rise and storms. She also voted against bills to roll back protections on land and water and rules to limit climate change, and she cosponsored bills to close tax loopholes for oil companies, ban agricultural use of dangerous pesticides, ban asbestos, and stop new oil and gas leases in the Arctic Ocean.

Early career as the District Attorney in San Francisco, Senator Harris focused on environmental protection, creating San Francisco’s first Environmental Justice Unit and pursuing cases involving illegal dumping and air pollution.

Later, as California’s Attorney General, she defended key environmental laws, including California’s cap and trade program and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and prosecuted large corporations for pollution violations.

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