Council Proclaims October As ‘The People’s Eco-Challenge Month’

Los Alamos County Councilor Sean Williams presents a proclamation Tuesday evening to Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule proclaiming October as ‘The People’s Eco-Challenge Month’. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


Los Alamos County Council meeting in regular session Tuesday evening proclaimed the month of October as “The People’s Eco-Challenge Month”. The proclamation as read by Councilor Sean Williams was accepted by Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule and reads as follows:

WHEREAS:  The Los Alamos County Green Team, Environmental Sustainability Board and Zero Waste Team are sponsoring the People’s Eco Challenge from October 6 – October 27, 2021; and

WHEREAS:  The People’s Eco Challenge is free and open to the public, offering residents an opportunity to engage in environmental sustainability initiatives; and

WHEREAS:  This 21-day challenge provides an easy way for individuals to turn intentions into implementation, while offering fun, social options to consider and act upon proven solutions supporting sustainability; and

WHEREAS:  Participants can join an existing team, create a new one, or be part of the Los Alamos community team, while earning points for activities; they can share their story and encourage eco-friendly behavior in others; and

WHEREAS:  When our residents engage in activities such as the People’s Eco Challenge, they reinforce good habits – driving sustainability both locally and globally to make a difference in our community while contributing to a healthier planet; and

WHEREAS:   The Council has adopted goals for environmental sustainability, and wants to encourage residents and County employees to participate in the People’s Eco Challenge; and

WHEREAS:   Participating in programs such as the People’s Eco Challenge sets a good example for our children, showing them we care about protecting our environment and conserving precious resources;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of
Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of October as “THE PEOPLE’S ECO CHALLENGE MONTH” in Los Alamos County, and encourage our citizens to participate by signing up to take the challenge at