L.A. DWP’s David Freeman receives Green Cross Enviro award

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 20, 2000—S. David Freeman, general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), received the prestigious Green Cross Millennium Award October 13 in recognition of his environmental leadership.

The award was given by Global Green USA and Green Cross international president Mikhail S. Gorbachev at its fifth annual awards event.

Freeman, a pioneer of the power industry who has been championing environmentally friendly alternative sources of energy for decades, led the 1999 launch of the DWP Green Power for a Green LA program.

This renewable energy program concentrates on generating electricity from clean sources like the sun, wind, and water, and is fast becoming the largest and most substantive program of its kind in the country. The Global Green USA award recognizes Freeman’s local environmental leadership contributions.

“I am extremely proud to be among tonight’s group of people being recognized for their demonstrated personal commitment to the improvement of the environment,” Freeman said.

“I accept this award on behalf of all of the Los Angeles residents and DWP personnel who have made our program a reality,” he added.

Green Cross International and its American affiliate Global Green USA were founded in 1992 by Gorbachev with the mission of creating a sustainable future by cultivating harmonious relationships between humans and the environment.