NZ24 CELEBRATING LEADERS

Each year, the Net Zero Conference Trailblazer Awards celebrates interdisciplinary leaders making a positive impact on people and the environment.

Each year, the Net Zero Conference Trailblazer Awards celebrates interdisciplinary leaders making a positive impact on people and the environment.

Our 2024 Trailblazer Awards Gala will be held on September 18, 2024 at the House of Blues Anaheim.

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Venue

Wednesday, September 18th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

The Trailblazer Awards Gala celebrates interdisciplinary leaders making a positive impact on people and the environment.

This year’s Gala will take place at House of Blues Anaheim, located at the GardenWalk entertainment and shopping center. Food and drinks will be provided. Elevated cocktail attire is requested. 

Address: 400 Disney Way #337, Anaheim, CA 92802

Getting Here

Parking:

The GardenWalk self-parking structure has two entrances conveniently located on Disney Way and Katella Ave between Harbor Blvd and Clementine St. The first hour is free and the cost is $4 for each additional hour thereafter.

Rideshare:

Drop off along Disney Way is the closest to the House of Blues venue.

Parking:

The GardenWalk self-parking structure has two entrances conveniently located on Disney Way and Katella Ave between Harbor Blvd and Clementine St. The first hour is free and the cost is $4 for each additional hour thereafter.

Rideshare:

Drop off along Disney Way is the closest to the House of Blues venue.

Previous Award Winners

Since 2019, we have honored the following leaders, among others, with Net Zero Conference Trailblazer Awards.

  • Wawa Gatheru, Founder, Black Girl Environmentalist
  • Katerina Schneider, Founder & CEO, Ritual
  • Isaias Hernandez, Founder, QueerBrownVegan
  • Sara Neff, Head of Sustainability, Lendlease America
  • Lindsay Baker, CEO, International Living Future Institute
  • Peter Dering, Founder & CEO, Peak Design & Climate Neutral
  • Jeff Cresswell & Michelle Kalberer, Co-Founders, Klean Kanteen
  • Sandeep Ahuja, CEO & Co-Founder, cove.tool
  • Kristy Drutman, Founder, Brown Girl Green & Green Jobs Board
  • Nichol Whiteman, CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • Ellen Jackowski, Chief Impact Officer, HP
  • Janine Benyus, Founder, The Biomimicry Institute
  • Gabrielle Bullock, Director of Global Diversity, Perkins&Will
  • Wanda Dalla Costa, Founder, Indigenous Design Collaborative
  • Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman & CEO, International WELL Building Institute
  • Denis Hayes, Chairman & President, Bullitt Foundation
  • Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska
  • Jason McLennan, Founder, Living Building Challenge
  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer, LA Dept. of Water & Power
  • Steven M. Hilton, Chairman & CEO, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Lauren Sparandara, Sustainability Program Manager, Google
  • Will Vicent, Energy Codes & Standards, Southern California Edison

Previous Award Winners

Since 2019, we have honored the following leaders, among others, with Net Zero Conference Trailblazer Awards.

  • Wawa Gatheru, Founder, Black Girl Environmentalist
  • Katerina Schneider, Founder & CEO, Ritual
  • Isaias Hernandez, Founder, QueerBrownVegan
  • Sara Neff, Head of Sustainability, Lendlease America
  • Lindsay Baker, CEO, International Living Future Institute
  • Peter Dering, Founder & CEO, Peak Design & Climate Neutral
  • Jeff Cresswell & Michelle Kalberer, Co-Founders, Klean Kanteen
  • Sandeep Ahuja, CEO & Co-Founder, cove.tool
  • Kristy Drutman, Founder, Brown Girl Green & Green Jobs Board
  • Nichol Whiteman, CEO, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
  • Ellen Jackowski, Chief Impact Officer, HP
  • Janine Benyus, Founder, The Biomimicry Institute
  • Gabrielle Bullock, Director of Global Diversity, Perkins&Will
  • Wanda Dalla Costa, Founder, Indigenous Design Collaborative
  • Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman & CEO, International WELL Building Institute
  • Denis Hayes, Chairman & President, Bullitt Foundation
  • Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska
  • Jason McLennan, Founder, Living Building Challenge
  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer, LA Dept. of Water & Power
  • Steven M. Hilton, Chairman & CEO, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Lauren Sparandara, Sustainability Program Manager, Google
  • Will Vicent, Energy Codes & Standards, Southern California Edison

Media Coverage

USGBC-LA’s ‘Net Zero Accelerator’ Company KIT SWITCH Wins Trailblazer Award
PR Newswire Reports on Avocado's Leadership on Climate
Metropolis Magazine Shares Awardees to be Honored at NZ23 Trailblazer Awards Gala
Outdoor Sportswire Covers Klean Kanteen’s Win at the 2022 Trailblazer Awards Gala
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Highlights Win at 2022 Trailblazer Awards
American Realty Advisors Celebrates Win at Trailblazer Awards Gala

Nominate 2024 Trailblazer Awardees

Do you know a leader in the climate space who is deserving of a Trailblazer Award? Share their information with our team for consideration.
Submit your nominations by May 17, 2024.

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