On October 15, 2018 GreenLatinos held it's 5th Annual GreenLatinos Live! Awards Celebration at the Hill Country Barbecue Market in Washington, DC. It was an exciting and entertaining event that served as a unique opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Latino environmental and conservation activism, highlighted leading environmental and conservation issues and advocacy, connected leaders from both the environmental and Latino communities in a relaxed and fun setting, and highlighted the success of the strong and growing Latino environmental advocacy community.
The event included a VIP awards Reception followed by a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration that includes Live Mariachi Karaoke.
GreenLatinos honored 5 award recipients in the following categories: Champion Advocate Award, Community Advocate Award, Emerging Leader Award, Compañer@ Award, Living Legacy Award.
The 2018 GreenLatinos Awards celebrate influential individuals who have committed their lives to address national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.
>> 2018 Living Legacy Awardee: Professor Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law
The Living Legacy Award is reserved for individuals who have committed their lives and careers (more than 10 years) to environmental and conservation issues. They have demonstrated the highest levels of leadership and commitment in advancing the Latino community in the environmental and conservation field.
>> 2018 Champion Advocate Awardee: Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico
The Champion Advocate award is reserved for an elected official who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to environment and conservation issues through their careers.
>> 2018 Community Advocate Awardee: Johana Vicente, Deputy Director, CHISPA
The Community Advocate award is reserved for an GreenLatinos Member who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to environment and conservation issues through their work with their communities.
>> 2018 Emerging Leader Awardee: Yvette Arellano, Policy Research & Grassroots Advocate, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services
The Emerging Leader award is reserved for a young individual between the ages of 15 - 28 who has demonstrated leadership, activism, and commitment to advancing Latino priorities in the environment and conservation field.
>> 2018 Compañer@ Awardee: Hispanic Federation
The Compañer@ award is reserved for individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to serving as allies to the Latino community in our fight for equity, justice, and inclusion. This award is not limited to environmental and conservation-based work.