Morning Brief: Sustainable Resilient Longmont Announces the 2018 Longmont Sustainability Awardees

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Sustainable Resilient Longmont (SRL) announced the 2018 Longmont Sustainability Awardees on September 13, 2018.

The awards will be given during the 2018 Longmont Sustainability Awards on September 22 and held at the Firehouse Art Center. For tickets click here.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to have so many local leaders in sustainability here in Longmont,” Sustainable Resilient Longmont Board Chair Abby Driscoll said. “We hope that this recognition will spark a new wave of commitment to sustainability and encourage more businesses, nonprofits and individuals to take action on climate change in Longmont.”

The awards and the recipients are as follow:

Sustainable Business:

  • Ollin Farms
  • Simply Bulk Market-Honorable Mention

Sustainability Program:

  • YMCA and Growing Gardens, Food Project Farm

Sustainability Leader:

  • Kelly Mahoney, Founder and Executive Director, Longmont Food Rescue

SRL also mentions the following nominees in order to highlight their contributions to making Longmont a more sustainable community:

  • Brian Bagley, Mayor, City of Longmont
  • Lisa Knoblauch, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Longmont
  • Charles Kamenides, Public Works, City of Longmont
  • Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) Boulder County
  • City of Longmont Curbside Compost Program
  • Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila
  • The Roost
  • Longtucky Spirits
  • Red Frog Coffee
  • Sol Coffee

Boulder County Author Discusses 40 Seasons of Mountain Living

Boulder County author, Karen Auvinen, will be speaking about her book Rough Beauty: 40 Seasons of Mountain Living at the Longmont Public Library on Thursday, September 27 from 7-8 p.m.

Auvinen’s book “traces her journey as she recovered from a devastating fire at her home that burned every word she’d ever written as well as many family treasures and was forced to reconcile her love of solitude with her need for community,” states a press release by the Longmont Library.

Registration is required for this program and can be accomplished online at  No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register by phone.

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