Ryan Schutz, Executive Director (720) 893-2458 email@example.com
U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse to Keynote Longmont Sustainability Awards Event to Honor Local Environmental Champions
November 2, 2021 - This Saturday, Sustainable Resilient Longmont (SRL) will host the 4th annual Longmont Sustainability Awards event, to honor local environmental champions. U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse will keynote the event, which will be held virtually via Zoom. Congressman Neguse will provide an update on climate change and sustainability policy efforts at the state and national level. We are delighted to announce this year's award recipients:
- Volunteer of the Year: Mary Headley
- Youth Environmental Stewardship: Rakhi Kataria
- Sustainability Innovator: Byron Kominek
- Public Servant of the Year: Senator Faith Winter
- Community Sustainability Leadership: Sara Loflin
The awards event is also SRL’s annual fundraiser, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards SRL’s mission of local sustainability and three focus areas of Renewable Energy, Zero Waste, and Earth Day.
The event will be emceed by SRL’s new Executive Director, Ryan Schutz. “I’ve seen first-hand the power of local grassroots activism to make a real impact. That’s why I am so excited to recognize local heroes that are working so hard to drive and inspire positive community action,” Ryan said.
“The work that SRL is doing to move local and regional action on climate change is paramount to our ability to continue a high quality of life here on the Front Range and beyond. Through their work on renewable energy, zero waste, and Earth Day, SRL is a local leader on environmental issues. I’m honored to receive this award,” said Progress Now Colorado Executive Director and Erie Board of Trustee Sara Loflin.
For more information on the event, including program, tickets and silent auction, please visit http://www.srlongmont.org/2021-sustainability-awards.html. Virtual event tickets are still available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-longmont-sustainability-awards-tickets-183047498997. More than forty local businesses have donated items to the online silent auction.
Longmont Sustainability Awards
November 6th, 2021
Virtual Event via Zoom
Emcee: Ryan Schutz
- Volunteer of the Year: Mary Headley, Zero Waste Committee Member and Local Environmental Activist
- Presented by: Shari Malloy
- Youth Environmental Stewardship: Rakhi Kataria, St Vrain Valley School District Student
- Presented by: Naomi Curland
- Public Servant of the Year: Faith Winter, State Senator
- Presented by: Janet Rose
- Sustainability Innovator: Byron Kominek, Owner, Jack’s Solar Garden
- Presented by: Ryan Schutz
- Community Sustainability Leadership: Sara Loflin, Executive Director, ProgressNow Colorado, Erie Board of Trustees
- Presented by: Mike Foote
Keynote Speaker: U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse
Live Music by: Monica Marie of Lyons https://www.monicamariemusic.com/
Food provided by: La Vita Bella https://www.longmontcocktails.com/
For a full list of event sponsors please visit:
Sustainable Resilient Longmont Sustainable Resilient Longmont collaborates with the Longmont community to cultivate a sustainable and thriving city. As the hub for education, advocacy and action, we support the three pillars of sustainability: environmental protection, responsible economic growth and social equity. www.srlongmont.org