Residents of Jackson Hole may talk the talk about being green, but do we walk the walk? Join the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance and Energy Conservation Works as we talk to neighbors and mobilize green voting in our valley.
Where: Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance (685 S Cache) with after-party celebration at Roadhouse Tap Room (1225 Gregory Lane Jackson, WY 83001)
Sunday, October 21st
Training/Canvassing 3:00-5:30, leaving from the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance office
Post Event Happy Hour 5:30-7:00 @ Roadhouse Tap Room (Open to all – come learn about the issues in case we missed you at the doors!)
Energy Conservation Works (ECW) and the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance (Alliance) are teaming up on Sunday, October 21, for Walk the Walk: a day to mobilize green voters. This fall, Teton County Voters have the opportunity to embrace environmental values at the ballot box and beyond. Canvassing with ECW and the Alliance, volunteers can talk to friends and neighbors about current opportunities to be green: choosing to support the Teton Conservation District, signing up for renewable energy through the Green Power Program, and striving for the success of wildlife crossings in our valley.
“Our community overwhelmingly supports conservation-based ideals—I think that our community comprehensive plan is indicative of that—however, our community’s actions do not necessarily embody those beliefs. Now, more than ever it is important that we as individuals, communities, and as a valley, take tangible action to support our environment. We have a great opportunity to do that this fall by choosing renewable energy, and by supporting our valley’s conservation initiatives,” said Henry Sollitt, Program Coordinator at Energy Conservation Works.
“Voting in local races is a great way for folks to live out their green values, so we want to use the upcoming election as an opportunity to connect with the community around conservation issues,” Alliance Community Engagement Manager Marisa Wilson said. “We want to ensure that the citizen engagement does not stop with casting a ballot, however, and people know that there are myriad opportunities to continue to work toward a better future for Jackson Hole beyond November 6th.”
Starting at 3pm, volunteers from both organizations will meet at the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance (685 S Cache) to receive training on door to door canvassing strategies. After an afternoon of connecting with Teton County residents over conservation initiatives, volunteers and any other willing attendees can join the two organizations for a celebration of civic engagement at the Roadhouse Tap Room (1225 Gregory Lane Jackson, WY 83001). To learn more, visit our Facebook event or contact Henry Sollitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.