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What can the QLI tell us about Colorado Springs sustainability? City Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn Thursday, Dec. 15
Wednesday, November 23, 2011


On Thursday, Dec. 15, the City of Colorado Springs will host a Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn presentation on the 2011 Quality of Life Indicators Report for the Pikes Peak Region (QLI).  Frank Kinder and Stella Hodgkins will cover the latest data on how Colorado Springs and our region is performing with particular emphasis in natural environmental preservation, land use, pollution, recycling and public transportation topic areas. 

The QLI is an unbiased, objective compilation of facts and statistics that measure the nebulous concept of quality of life.  The report tracks our region's status in ten key areas: Growing a Vibrant Economy, Promoting Social Wellbeing, Preserving the Natural Environment, Sustaining a Healthy Community, Achieving Educational Excellence, Enjoying Arts, Culture and Recreation, Moving Around Efficiently, Keeping the Community Safe, Built Environment and Fostering Community Engagement.

From the QLI report’s 132 pages of measurable data readers can identify trends, set priorities and make informed decisions. The report is developed under the leadership of Pikes Peak United Way with support from Leadership Pikes Peak and the Pikes Peak Library District. 

The lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation. Attendees have the chance to win a tote bag made from reused City banners.  

Each month, the City Green Team sponsors a lunch-n-learn topic on an environmental issue. Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or cmccausland@springsgov.com.