Lipo Chanthanasak, 73, a native of Khmu ethinic group of Northern Laos, is honored during the Asian Pacific Environmental Network special ceremony at Nevin
Lipo Chanthanasak, 73, a native of Khmu ethinic group of Northern Laos, is honored during the Asian Pacific Environmental Network special ceremony at Nevin Community Center in Richmond, Calif., on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)