Thank you so much to everyone that tuned in for our first-ever virtual Environmental Summit and Trash to Treasure Awards Ceremony! Having you support events such as this gives us hope that our movement is growing. Be sure to check out the entire T2T gallery to see all the incredibly moving artwork that was created! Also, register for our newsletter, tag us on social media with any GHP-related posts and register for any or all of our 48 environmental workshops to be entered into our giveaways all throughout April & May! Green Hope Project POR VIDA!
Thank you to our Speakers:
Veronica Escobar - US Congresswoman
Michael Reynolds - Earthship Architect
Ellen Smyth - ESD Managing Director
Continue enjoying the fun!!!! Sign up for one of our workshops. Once you register you will get an email with the meeting location or link. Check out what we have in store for our beloved El Paso!
Kid and family workshops, where science and art supplies will be provided to attendees!
Outdoor workshops at state parks!
Solar cooking workshops!
If you or someone you know is interested in getting more information about attending our Environmental Summit, please sign up for our newsletter and follow our social media accounts!
Thank you to our sponsors, partners & donors!
PLANTS ON THE BRAIN
Nora E. Reyes - Artist
El Paso Community Foundation & West Texas Urban Forestry Council
A very special thank you to all of the Environmental Summit Action Committee members who helped make this possible. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Judy Ackerman from Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition
Meghan Curry from Insights
Sarah Elena Dillabough from Eco El Paso / Quantum Engineering Consultants / Frontera Land Alliance / Open Space Advisory Board / West Texas Urban Forestry Council
Kevin Floyd from El Paso Audubon, Centennial Museum, and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
Maryflor Garcia from The Frontera Land Alliance
Elizabeth Preza from EPCC
Martha Koester& Lilly Adriano from Environmental Services Department
April Lopez from El Paso Water
Ivan Nino from Court Administrator for the 388th Judicial District Court with Honorable Judge Gonzalez presiding.
Lydia Pagel from Texas Parks and Wildlife
Jennifer Ramos-Chavez from Insights
Janae Reneaud Field from The Frontera Land Alliance
Anne Stephan from National Park Service, Chamizal National Memorial
Jazmine Venegas from the office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar
Cindy Williams retired librarian
Click above to view all of the summit workshops and register for as many as you wish. YES THEY ARE ALL FREE!!!! Register soon, before the classes full up.
Thank you all!
VIEW THE TRASH TO TREASURE AWARDS CEREMONY BELOW.
art contest completion
A huge thank you to everyone that participated in the Racial Harmony exhibit and awards ceremony on the 30th! From amazing artists to moving guest speakers, the event was a success! We are continuously inspired by all the creativity we have in our region. Seeing the world through the eyes of our artists gives us hope that we're moving in the right direction. Remember, the message of Racial Harmony lies within your actions. Let's show compassion to others and thrive as a community in doing so. Be on the lookout for the Mural Choice Award winners to have their artwork on walls throughout our city. Again, congratulations to all of our winners and participants alike! Thank you to Black El Paso Voice for partnering with us on this event and to Mary Gonzalez and Sandra Reid for their opening remarks! Be sure to check out the awards video on our YouTube channel if you were unable to attend, sign up for our newsletter/social media accounts to get word about upcoming events, and make plans to enter our Trash to Treasure recycled art contest! Much love to all!
Congratulations to all of the winners!!!
In December the National Society of High School Scholars, an organization that was co-founded by Claes Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, awarded Green Hope Project a grant. We are so incredibly grateful to NSHSS for helping us to continue our art, education, and environmental efforts! We are honored to be one of the ten recipients of the Be More Fund, receiving $10,000! We will use these funds to begin building the first of 4 machines to repurpose plastic waste, gathering educators to begin writing art/environmentalism curriculum, and bring Bordalo II, a world-renowned muralist, to El Paso, Texas to create a trash mural in our city.
We are thrilled to be a part of these NSHSS members and educators that impressed the judges with their initiatives that strive for world betterment.
To see the complete list of the 10 winners of the $100,000 Be More Fund who competed for a $10,000 grant during the virtual Be More-A-Thon, click on the image below.
Check out our 2020 winner of the BE MORE FUND!
Be More Fund - NSHSS
A big CONGRATULATIONS
to our Nature Walk photography contest winner,
for her photo entitled Bird Watch!
Our November 2020 Franklin Mountain Nature Walk was a huge success! So many people were interested in attending, that we have decided to do more such events in the future. Be sure to follow us on social media to get up-to-date information about event announcements.
Here is a note from the judges, Liz DeMoultrie and Benny Pol.
We have basically taken all these pictures at some point in time, so we can relate to the photographers finding something interesting or beautiful enough to capture. There were clearly different levels of observation and appreciation of the beauty within this group of shots.
We chose the Cactus Wren photo by Claudia Cardenas as the winner. It's difficult to capture a bird this clearly, especially a busy body like a Cactus Wren collecting nesting materials.
Hopefully, the participants are going out and taking more photographs on their own. Nothing tells a story like an image!
Check out all the amazing photo submissions we received.
Photography by Benny Pol & Liz DeMoultrie
If you were not able to join us but you are interested in taking a nature walk on your own, make a reservation with the Texas State Parks. Click below.