County Proclaims October Eco Challenge Month

Community Services Department Senior Management Analyst Kirsten Bell, left, Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey hold up a proclamaition announcing October Eco Challenge Month. The proclamation was made Tuesday during the regular County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


The Eco Challenge has officially begun. The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing October as Eco Challenge Month Tuesday night during the regular Council meeting.

Councilor Pete Sheehey presented the proclamation.


WHEREAS: The Los Alamos County Green Team, Environmental Sustainability Board and Eco Challenge Committee are sponsoring an Eco Challenge from October 3 – October 24, 2018; and

WHEREAS: The 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, powered on-line by the nonprofit, Portland-based Northwest Earth Institute, provides an easy way for individuals to turn intentions into action while offering a fun, social option to consider and act upon proven solutions that support sustainable actions; Eco Challenge participants can view their collective impact on the environment in real-time as challenges are completed; and

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

WHEREAS:  When our residents engage in activities such as the Eco Challenge, they drive sustainability both locally and globally, making a difference in our community and 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 Eco Challenge; and

WHEREAS: Participating in programs such as the Eco Challenge sets a good example for our children, showing them that 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 “ECO CHALLENGE MONTH” in Los Alamos County, and encourage our citizens to participate by signing up to take the challenge at