Media Contact: Abby Driscoll, Sustainable Resilient Longmont
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Longmont, CO October 21, 2019--- This Saturday, October 26th, United States Congressman Joe Neguse will speak at the 2019 Longmont Sustainability Awards. The event will be held 6:00- 9:00 p.m. at the Oskar Blues Oak Room. Congressman Neguse (Colorado Congressional District 2) will provide an update on climate change and sustainability policy efforts at the state and national level.
"Climate change is an existential threat facing our society. In Colorado, we have already experienced the impacts of the climate crisis on our lands, our farms and in our communities. That's why working on climate change is one of my biggest priorities. The power of the grassroots to bring community voices to the table in the fight against climate change is essential. I applaud Sustainable Resilient Longmont for their work to transition Longmont and the region to 100% renewable energy and I am looking forward to being part of their annual event." said Mr. Neguse.
Sustainable Resilient Longmont is pleased to announce this year's award recipients in four categories:
- Volunteers of the Year: Trista Rucks and Aron Arnold
- Youth Environmental Stewardship: Coral Buchalter
- Community Sustainability Leadership: Shari Malloy
- Public Servant of the Year: Mike Foote
State Senator Mike Foote, recipient of the Public Servant of the Year Award (District 17) added “I’m proud of the work we were able to accomplish last year in the legislature to give local communities a voice standing up to the oil and gas industry. Sustainable Resilient Longmont is playing an important role fighting to move us away from fossil fuels and I am honored to accept this award.”
The event, which is Sustainable Resilient Longmont’s annual fundraiser, will feature a silent auction and live music by the Billy Shaddox Band of Lyons. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased until Friday at 5:00 p.m. at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-longmont-sustainability-awards-tickets-72841281233
“This is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate the positive work being done at the local level to make Longmont more sustainable as we grow. It’s essential that we work as hard as possible to transition Longmont to a clean energy economy, reduce waste and educate youth about environmental preservation. I’m excited about the opportunity to honor local leaders working to make Longmont more sustainable now and for future generations ,” said Abby Driscoll, Sustainable Resilient Longmont Board Chair.
Oskar Blues is sponsoring food for the event and Avery Brewing and St. Vrain Cidery are providing beverages. The Green Solution is also an event sponsor. Sustainable Resilient Longmont has more than thirty silent auction sponsors. For the full list of event details, including sponsors, please visit: http://www.srlongmont.org/events.html.