AWARDS

 

Urban Releaf and our founder Kemba Shakur are honored to have been recognized for our distinguished work by local organizations and by the First Lady herself!

 

  • State Foresters Achievement Award, 2017 (link)
  • Steven Scott Current Achievement Award for Urban Forestry, 2016 (link)
  • 2014 Women’s Hall of Fame – Kemba Shakur Inspiration (video)
  • 2013 J. Sterling Morton Award (video)
  • Barefoot Sole of the Year, 2013
  • People Magazine – “Heroes Among Us: Kemba Shakur Greens Her Oakland Neighborhood” (link)
  • Annual Juneteenth Honoree, 2012
  • KQED and Wells Fargo Women’s History Month Award, 2012
  • SHEROES of Our Time – A Tribute to the First Lady, Michelle Obama, 2012 (Honoree, Kemba Shakur)
  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition, 2012
  • State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition, 2012
  • Modern Day John Muir Honoree Oakland Museum of California, 2011
  • Aviation High School Tree Planting Certificate of Recognition, 2011
  • Community Leadership Award, Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay, 2010
  • Urban Releaf Arbor Day Award, City of Oakland, April 10, 2010
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action, 2010
  • Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame, 2009
  • Oakland Green Hero Award, PG&E Co., 2009
  • Outstanding Urban Forestry Project of the Year, Californian Urban Forestry Council, 2008
  • Business Roundtable Spotlight Award, 2007
  • Bay Area Jefferson Award, 2005
  • EPA Environmental Award for Outstanding Achievement, 2005
  • National Parks Chrissy Field Award, 2004
  • Port of Oakland, Trees for the Millennium, July 20, 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation, 6th Annual Environmental Expo, 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation, 5th Annual Environmental Expo, 1999