What to Know
- The Green Latino Gala Awards will take place on Saturday.
- Al Gore, former vice president of the United States, will be honored at the event.
- The benefit and fundraiser ceremony will include music by Mexican rock band Maná.
In honor of Earth Day, the Sachamama Organization is announcing their first annual Green Latino Gala Awards that will take place next April 21 at the Magic City Studios in Miami.
“It’s going to be an unforgettable night to celebrate our heritage and our commitment to protect our beautiful planet earth,” Sachamama Executive Director Carlos Zegarra said. “We are thrilled to be joined by those who are leading the way in sustainability and changing the future of all for the better.”
Aimed at activating Latino involvement in the subject of climate conservation, the special ceremony will feature a Legacy Award presentation to former Vice President Al Gore, who over the years has been a huge advocate and supporter in bringing forth climate change awareness all over the world.
“Former Vice President Al Gore has embraced and laid the cards on the table of what will be one of the greatest challenges of our generation,” said Vanessa Hauc, journalist and founder of Sachamama. “For him, conservation and sustainability have been a life mission and we are excited to celebrate his legacy and his vision.”
The benefit and fundraiser ceremony will include music by Mexican rock band Maná whose philanthropic work and contributions will also be highlighted with the Influencer Award.
“Over the years Maná has utilized their voices to send a strong and powerful message of conservation and leadership through their music and philanthropic work,” Hauc said. “Today we are lucky to count on them and honor their work as a trusted source of inspiration.”
Helping to spread the word on climate action and mobilization will be one of the key features of the night as celebrities and community leaders in attendance take part in spring boarding Sachamama’s social media campaign by using the hashtags, #LatinosPorLaTierra (Latinos for the earth) and #TonightWeTakeAStand.
Sachamama which means “Mother Jungle” in the Quenchua language spoken in the Amazon, is one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Latinos to #ActOnClimate.
Just recently the organization provided training to more than 1,100 climatic leaders in the United States and equipped schools with solar panels the most recent in Mocoa, Colombia.
For more information on the Sachamama and how you can support their climate conservation movement visit them at www.Sachamama.org.