Trees, Water & People Invites the Community to Fight Climate Migration from Central America

Local nonprofit organization Trees, Water & People (TWP) will host an evening of music, local food and cocktails in downtown Fort Collins to raise funds and awareness for TWP’s work combating climate migration out of Central America. Last year, while Fort Collins extinguished the last of the Cameron Peak Fire, two major hurricanes upended the lives of 7.5 million Central Americans, already living in precarious economic circumstances. This climate disaster caused an exodus from the region not seen in decades, reversible only through investments in people, economy, infrastructure, and environment.

TWP has been building sustainable local economies in Central America since 1998, and has teamed up with Fort Collins sustainable engineering consultancy, The Brendle Group, to offer an
evening event that will educate, inspire, and prepare attendees for the challenges of 21st century climate change. The event will be held on Sunday August 1, 2021 in Tenney Court Alley, off of Mountain Avenue between College Avenue and Mason Street in downtown Fort Collins, where TWP and the City of Fort Collins co-funded the “Colores de la Comunidad” mural in 2020. Spanning more than 40 feet, the mural is a dynamic, thought-provoking art installation by Northern Colorado artist Armando Silva, where he shares stories of place, migration, and
indigeneity through color, story, and symbolism.

What: Colors of the Community Cocktails: A Celebration of Art and the Environment
Where: Tenney Court Alley, 126 West Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
When: Sunday, August 1, 2021, 5pm – 8pm
Who: Trees, Water & People with sponsorship from The Brendle Group, Odell Brewing, Old Town Distilling, Vindeket Foods, and Organic Alternatives.