Environmental Sustainability E-Newsletter from the City of Colorado Springs

Using ARRA funds for long-term energy efficiency

The City?s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds have started putting businesses and people to work. Click here to learn more and watch this month's enviro video covering a component of the funding, CAB Caulking.

What is sustainability?

City Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland hears that question a lot and believes there as many ways to define it as there are ways to integrate it into your life. Click here to visit the Fresh Ink blog to get her take on what "sustainability" means.

2010 "Green" Bag Lunch-n-Learns kick off

Every month the City's Green Team sponsors a "Green" Bag Lunch-n-Learn. The free presentations run 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 event. Those who attend have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled downtown banners as a demonstration project. 2010 kicked off with excellent turnout for January's topic, Larry's top 25 garden secrets. (If you missed Larry's presentation there are many great tips on the Pikes Peak Urban Gardens web site at www.ppugardens.org.) Next up...

Going greener - upcoming events:
Feb. 24 ? ?Green? Bag Lunch-n-Learn ? Recycling: Beyond the basics
Feb. 26 ? Food Forum: Colorado Springs Sustainability
March 10 ? Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network Member?s Meeting
March 25 ? ?Green? Bag Lunch-n-Learn - Green roofs made easy  

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