What: Earth Day Community Conversation on Sustainability
When: April 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Southside Library Community Room; 6599 Jaguar Drive; Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe has been selected by the Earth Day Network to become one of six spotlight Green Cities in the US. The Green Cities campaign aims to help cities accelerate their transition to a more sustainable future. The campaign is working on a national and global scale to recognize outstanding sustainability programs and policies that can be replicated in other cities around the world. Over the next two years, Santa Fe will work with Earth Day Network to bring together stakeholders in the community, organize dialogues about how to make Santa Fe more sustainable, and implement on-the-ground projects to green the City’s building, energy, and transportation infrastructure.
“We are thrilled that Santa Fe has been selected to be a Green City,” said Katherine Mortimer; Sustainable Santa Fe Programs Manager. “We work hard to make Santa Fe a model sustainable city and this recognition both validates our work and provides us with technical assistance to do even more.”
This community conversation is being supported by Earth Day Network, a national organization that grew out of the first Earth Day. Earth Day Network works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
There will be children’s story telling in an adjacent room for toddlers and young children.
“Santa Fe has set its sights on becoming a model green city,” said Franklin Russell, Director of Earth Day at Earth Day Network. “Santa Fe’s commitment to improving its sustainability will improve the quality of life of its citizens, save taxpayer money and energy, and help ensure a healthier future for the city. Earth Day Network is proud to work with Santa Fe as a spotlight city in the Green Cities campaign.”
Earth Day Network’s Green Cities campaign is a two-year campaign to help cities accelerate their transition to a more sustainable future through education, investments in efficiency and renewable energy, and public policy. The campaign will focus on three areas: energy, transportation, and buildings. For more information about the campaign, visit: www.earthday.org/greencities.
Earth Day Network mobilizes over one billion people in 192 countries through year-round advocacy, education, and public policy campaigns to protect the environment.www.earthday.org