Pacific Environment’s “Save America’s Artic Seas” Campaign Honored with a 2011 Benny Award

Date: October 21, 2011

San Francisco, CA — Pacific Environment’s “Save America’s Arctic Seas” campaign was honored with a Business Ethics Network’s 2011 BENNY Award, which recognizes some of the most brilliant corporate campaigns for their contributions to the advancement of corporate ethics.

“The American public is calling for corporate accountability and limits on corporate power,” said Business Ethics Network Executive Director Anne Pernick. “The activists in these campaigns are working to benefit us all, and they are winning incredible victories against powerful foes.”

Pacific Environment was honored in the Populist category—similar to a people’s choice award—for our campaign to stop devastating offshore drilling in the Arctic oceans. The award recognizes Pacific Environment and our lead campaign partners, The Native Village of Point Hope, Earthjustice, and Alaska Wilderness League for our grassroots advocacy and litigation work to keep Big Oil out of the Arctic.

We are particularly proud to be honored because the nominees included nationally prominent environmental groups doing terrific work, such as Sierra Club’s Keystone XL Campaign to stop a tar sands pipeline from Canada into the U.S.