Adam Alabarca Young Activist Award – Call for Nominations

The Adam Alabarca Young Activist Award commemorates Adam Alabarca’s dedication to the protection of the environment and recognizes the efforts of an individual who has similarly furthered the cause.  The Sierra Club and the Portland community lost one of our most enthusiastic, energetic and compassionate members with the passing of Adam Alabarca in a tragic automobile accident.  Adam turned his seemingly endless energies into some of his favorite issues, including livable communities, the fostering of sustainable activities and electing pro-environment officials.  This annual award honors the work of someone who shares Adam’s vision for Oregon, and who shows the promise of being an environmental leader for years to come.

Do you know a young individual who has worked tirelessly for the environment?  Possibly someone who has worked to save a special place, educated people about threats to the environment and/or labored to change the political landscape in favor of the environment.  The nominee shall embody the following characteristics:

- Thirty years old or younger;
– Performed volunteer work in support of Sierra Club goals/activities;
– Achieved consistent service over a minimum of one year’s time; and
– Demonstrated a commitment to gain knowledge and grow as an activist.

In one page or less, tell us why your nominee merits recognition.  Please include details regarding that person’s activism and any significant results from those efforts.  Your nomination letter should include: your name, address, phone, email; and, the name of nominee. nominee’s address, phone, email. Nominations are due Dec 3rd.

Send nominations to:

Columbia Group Sierra Club
Awards Committee
1821 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR 97214
Email: columbia.group@oregon.sierraclub.org (type Attn: Awards Committee in the subject line)

We’ll celebrate everyone’s accomplishments at Columbia Group Sierra Club Holiday Party on Dec 16th at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village (7675 SW Capitol Hwy).

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