Environmental Sustainability E-Newsletter from the City of Colorado Springs

March 6 Waterway Clean-up and Recycle Event

Join City staff, other groups and community members on Sat. March 6 for a Waterway clean-up and recycle event! We'll be cleaning the Green Team's adopted section of Monument Creek north of Uintah. This is a more the merrier outing and we're hoping both those who came out last August and new faces will join us. Plan from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the clean-up. We?ll provide the gloves and bags. You provide the dirt-ready clothes and fun spirit. Mother Nature will provide the sunny weather and gorgeous park. Click here for more information.

Feb. 25 Green Bag Lunch-N-Learn: Recycling... Beyond the Basics
Learn what's new in the world of Colorado Springs recycling! The City of Colorado Springs' Green Team will host a free green bag lunch-n-learn on Thursday, Feb. 25. Attend 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. Those who attend have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled downtown banners as a demonstration project. Click here for more information.  
Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium Feb. 26 & 27
The community is gearing up for the Colorado Springs Utilities' Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium happening Feb. 26 and 27. This two-day event will focus on creating and maintaining unique and sustainable landscapes in our semi-arid climate. Regional experts will present a variety of topics, including the latest in water-wise landscape design, plant selection, installation and maintenance. Click here to view this month's Springs TV enviro-video (featuring City landscape review employee Connie Perry) promoting the event.
Going greener - upcoming events:
Feb. 26 - Food Forum: City of Colorado Springs Sustainability
March 10 - Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network Member's Meeting
March 25 - Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn: Green Roofs Made Easy
April 22 - Green Bag Lunch-n-Learn: Eating for the Environment

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