In 2005, CCFE began hosting an annual Environmental Equinox Gala to honor leaders on environmental issues and celebrate a year's worth of victories and accomplishments. The equinox is the time of year when the sun crosses the equator and the length of the day equals the length of the night on all parts of the earth. The equinox is a symbol of achieving environmental and societal harmony, which is why CCFE chooses this date each year to bring together stakeholders, elected officials, scientists, members of the public, advocates, and businesses devoted to this principle.

Past Gala Honorees

  • Assemblyman Robert Sweeney

  • Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

  • Bedell Cellars

  • Carol Murphy, Alliance for Clean Energy NY

  • Congressman Steve Israel

  • Congressman Timothy Bishop

  • Dr. Chris Gobler, Stony Brook University

  • Dr. Nathalia Rogers, Dowling College

  • HSBC Bank

  • John Durso, Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

  • Josh Fox

  • Katherine Kennedy, NRDC

  • Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano

  • Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi

  • Richard Kessel, President of the NY Power Authority

  • Bob Keeler, Newsday Editorial Board

  • Rob Weltner, President of Operation SPLASH

  • Roger Clayman, Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

  • Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone

  • Whole Foods Markets 

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