The Nature Conservancy in Colorado is joining forces with Galvanize Denver to host a launch party for "The 13ers," a group of emerging leaders in conservation, on Thursday, June 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The young professionals group, for those aged 21-40, provides opportunities to support the Conservancy, volunteer with like-minded people, and find ways to protect and restore the planet.
“When you borrow something you probably return it in ‘as good’ or better shape, right?” says Ty Colman, 13ers Board Chair. He believes the natural world is no different. “These places deserve our best and it’s our responsibility to preserve them for us to enjoy, as well as future generations,” says Colman, an energy and resource consultant based in Denver.
Young professionals who enjoy the outdoors and like to give back are encouraged to join the festivities which feature food from Dave Query of BIG RED F restaurant group, craft brews and live music by DJ Jimi Scott. There will be a silent auction that includes nature-inspired items such as backcountry gear, overnight stays at Nature Conservancy preserves and sustainable products.
The program will be casual. Galvanize founder, Jim Deters, will emcee the event. The keynote speaker will be The Nature Conservancy’s Christine Broda-Bahm. She is heading up the Conservancy’s All Hands on Earth campaign, which aims to build an active, global community for the environment. All Hands on Earth demonstrates how people can have a positive impact by taking small, everyday actions like donating, recycling, volunteering or biking to work that are connected to real conservation success.
“The 13ers is a great example of ‘All Hands on Earth’ in action,” adds Colman. “From happy hours to volunteer days and outdoor events, we find new and fun ways for members to get together and make a difference.”
Make plans to join the 13ers Launch Party at Galvanize, 1062 Delaware Street from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The $13 ticket includes food and two drink tickets.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.