25th Anniversary Celebration and Trailblazer Awards

Published on March 6th, 2015 by Enrichmond Blog Archive

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Enrichmond is honored to have served the people, parks and public spaces of Richmond for the last 25 years. To highlight our accomplishments and move into the next quarter century we will be hosting our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Trailblazer Awards at the Science Museum of Virginia- Thalhimer Pavilion on April 10th from 7pm-9pm.


We could not be more proud to announce our special guest for the evening will be John Woolard, Google’s Vice President of Energy.

A native of Richmond, Woolard was directly involved in the first Friends group effort under the Enrichmond umbrella – the Belle Isle trail and ropes course. He is now helping Google transform global energy production.  He has been listed in Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need To Know” and has more than two decades of energy technology sector experience as an executive, entrepreneur and investor.

As the CEO of BrightSource Energy Woolard managed the development and installation of the largest utility-scale solar power plant in the world. He also co-founded Silicon Energy, one of the first successful clean technology companies.

Woolard is an alumnus of the University of Virginia and the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He spent a great deal of time on the James River as an avid kayaker and lover of all things outdoors.

Purchase tickets online HERE or in person at Ellwood Thompson’s



Over the last quarter century we have seen amazing efforts that preserve our parks, inspired the youth of Richmond to get outdoors, cleaned up the James River, expanded our City’s tree canopy, restored stream banks, and highlighted our beautiful natural surroundings through environmentally conscious recreational activities. We know you have seen even more. It’s time we honor and celebrate those individuals and organizations leading the environmental and sustainable movement in Richmond.

The Trailblazer Awards will be an annual celebration honoring citizens and organizations that are making significant contributions to the environmental well-being of the City of Richmond. Awards will include:

Trailblazer Award- Student
This honor will be awarded to a graduating high school senior, living in the City of Richmond, who demonstrates a strong commitment to a sustainable world through deeds and words.

Trailblazer Award- Volunteer
This honor will be awarded to the volunteer whose unwavering commitment to enhancing Richmond’s sustainable future and environmental health is unsurpassed.

Trailblazer Award- Community Leader
This distinction is our highest award recognizing outstanding environmental leaders, whether individuals or organizations, that have exemplified leadership, vision, innovation and action for the natural environment.


Nominate your Trailblazer HERE.


  • Business attire
  • Located at Science Museum of Virginia- Thalhimer Pavilion on Friday. April 10th from 7pm-9pm
  • Tickets are $50 per person.  Group rate is $375 for 8 tickets.
  • Each ticket includes heavy appetizers and drinks (beer, wine and cider)

Purchase tickets online HERE or in person at Ellwood Thompson’s