Thursday, October 8, 2015

Event! U.S. Green Building Chapter Colorado Green Schools Summit

The U.S. Green Building Chapter Colorado has announced this year's Green Schools Summit happening November 6, 2015 at the Arvada Center.  From their online site:

The Green Schools Summit is an annual education and networking event hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative. It is Colorado’s only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents. The event provides a truly unique opportunity for open and productive dialogue on how to create better learning environments for our kids.
Volunteer at the Summit! Volunteers get free admission to the conference. Fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you soon.
This year’s theme is "The Balancing Act." 
Sponsors/exhibitors and community partners make this educational conference possible.
LEED professionals, AIA architects and teachers can earn up to 5 hours of continuing education.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Resource! PPLD Green Team Facebook page

In order to give our patrons even more information on current events, programs, and timely projects and sustainable practices, the PPLD Green Team now has a Facebook page.  It will probably be more current than this blog, but this will be a great place to look when searching for regional resources, organizations and annual events. 

Resource! Recycle Yard Waste for Free

 With all the rain this summer, everyone will have lots of leaves and other yard waste to dispose of. Put it to good use rather than sending it to the landfill. Rocky Top accepts free yard waste (with some restrictions) Saturday afternoons, with a non-perishable food donation.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Events: Sustainability Opportunities in October

It's going to be a beautiful October, but sources say we may have a cold, wet winter ahead.  Now's the time to make a green living resolution to keep Colorful Colorado the natural wonder it has always been, inspite of burgeoning population and urbanization.  Start with some of these upcoming events to get yourself on the Sustainability train.

Colorado Springs Utilities is offering at least one class this month, on DIY and professional energy and water audits:  CSU classes

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is having a  Campus Sustainability Day . Not many details at press time, but check it out later this month.

CRES is offering the second in a series of seminars on sustainability and saving money: Saving Money: Taming Energy and Water Waste Seminar 2

Farmers  Markets are winding down, but don't miss the last opportunities to get out and enjoy fresh, wholesome, locally grown produce while supporting our local growers.
And finally, but probably most cool, don't miss  Cool Science Carnival Day  coming up this Saturday.  Amazing how science and sustainable practices can connect.