Your Environmental Sustainability E-Newsletter from the City of Colorado Springs

What is this?
Welcome to the first edition of Green Greetings! This e-newsletter is designed to share information regarding City environmental sustainability efforts and opportunities for community involvement. You are receiving the e-newsletter because you have attended at least one "green" City event in the past six months. To be removed from the list, simply reply to this e-mail address with the word "remove" in the subject line.   
City makes progress toward environmental sustainability
As many have said, it helps to view environmental sustainability as a process rather than a destination. City Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland recently shared with the Cheyenne and Woodman Editions where the City is currently, it's latest improvements, and where it is with its next big step, the creation of Sustainability Plan.

Sing beyond the choir
The City has access to a wide variety of groups who would benefit from your sustainability knowledge. What's most exciting, is that these groups may well be completely unfamiliar with your area of expertise - a totally new audience. Your ability to provide a quality low or no-cost educational experience to segments in our population who are sometimes overlooked would serve your community on multiple levels. All you have to do is: 1) Figure out what you know, 2) Visit our web site to learn how we can connect you with those not already a part of our choir, 3) Determine how you can share what you know, and 4) Contact our listed program leaders. They can't wait to hear from you!  
The time is ripe to enjoy local, pollution-free veggies
Visit YourHub and City Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland for a trip to Colorado Springs farmers markets. Find out how markets differ and why it's more fun to buy farmer-direct.  
Going greener - upcoming events:
  • Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 - "Green" Bag Lunch-N-Learn: Landscaping for Mother Nature - Colorado Springs low water use and native plants, click here
  • Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009Green Team Community Adopt-A-Waterway & Recycle Event, click here
  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 - 2009 Green Fair, click here
    Springs TV Enviro Video of the month: Commuting by Bicycle
    June marked Metro Ride's annual Bike Month. More than 800 cyclists rode their bikes to three breakfast locations in celebration of Bike-to-Work Day, LSI secured the ?Corporate Challenge? winner's slot for the third consecutive year with 65 riders and at the ?Bicycle Round-Up? more than 250 children received a free bicycle helmet and completed the bicycle safety rodeo. Thanks to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors who made Bike Month such a great success! Click here for a brief SpringsTV enviro video: Commuting by Bicycle. 

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    This E-newsletter funded by the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs and City of Colorado Springs.