Join the City of Longmont Sustainability Program in creating a sustainable Cinco de Mayo! The Longmont Sustainability Plan, adopted in 2016, is a roadmap to achieve the vision of becoming an engaged community that promotes environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social equity to create a sustainable and thriving future for all. In short, sustainable solutions help create healthy people and a healthy economy on a healthy planet.

We are excited that for years, Longmont Cinco de Mayo has strived to be a zero waste event. Help do your part by:

  • Bringing a refillable water bottle. Water stations will be available.

  • Know where to throw your waste! Whether it is recycling, compost, or trash. Look for Eco-Cycle volunteers at the event to help figure out which bin to use or visit our Waste Services Website for more information.

  • You can even bring your own plate!


This year we are excited to be launching the first annual Let’s Thrive Challenge at Cinco de Mayo! The Let’s Thrive Challenge will be running from Cinco de Mayo through Rhythm on the River. Each participant will have the opportunity to complete actions within each of our ten sustainability topic areas.

  1. Air Quality

  2. Buildings & Infrastructure

  3. Community Cohesion & Resilience

  4. Economic Vitality

  5. Energy

  6. Food System

  7. Natural Environment

  8. Transportation

  9. Waste

  10. Water

Want to participate?! Visit the Sustainability Tent at Cinco de Mayo.

At the Sustainability Tent, you also have the opportunity to:

  1. See how much electricity you can generate by pedaling the EnergiLab bike! The EnergiLab will also be baking up to 300 chocolate cookies per hour using a solar oven.

  2. Check up on your health with CREA Results Mobile Health Unit and learn mora about nutrition, oral health, obesity, diabetes, reproductive health, child health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, domestic violence, and access to health services.

  3. Fill out a survey to help create a fair, balanced transition to Longmont’s 100% renewable electricity that is reliable and affordable by 2030 and be entered for a drawing for a $100 gift card. You can learn more about the Just Transition Plan and fill out the survey ahead of time, here.