I'm so honored to receive one of this year's 2017 People's Choice Signs of Sustainability Award for an individual. I was surprised to receive the email notifying me and grateful to have been recognized in this way. The award is for my work in organizing the Women's March on Ithaca in January. Though really, the award should have gone to my entire planning committee, who did so much of the work in making the march happen!
The ceremony was held Saturday during events at the People's Climate March. I was also delighted to share the award with Shawna Black, who organized the buses from Ithaca to DC for the Women's March there. Shawna is running for Tompkins County Legislature as well, for District 11.
Thank you to Sustainable Tompkins, Gay Nicholson, and everyone who made the Climate March a success. What a wonderful community Tompkins County is!
Amanda's speech begins at minute 14.50.
With her dedicated and awesome planning team, Amanda organized the Women's March on Ithaca in January 2017, which drew approximately 10,000 participants, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Read about the event in this Ithaca Voice article, this article from The Ithacan, this article from the Cornell Sun, and this article from the Ithaca Journal.
WSKG News also interviewed Amanda.
January 20, 2017-Read and listen to the story here.
WENY News interviewed Amanda and covered the story as well.
January 20, 2017-Read here.
January 21, 2017-Read and watch the video here.