- Tuesday, July 15, 2008, noon
- Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council plans to corral environmentally conscious organizations for introductions and a chat today.
At the noon meeting, participants are scheduled to introduce themselves, discuss their missions and figure out if and how they want to work together, Sustainability Council board member Noreen Moore said. Organizations that have been invited include the Colorado State Forest Service, Yampatika, the Yampa Valley Housing Authority and government officials from Steamboat Springs and Routt County.
The Sustainability Council invited a variety of groups because sustainability goes beyond the environment, council board co-chairwoman Lyn Halliday said. Societal and economic concerns come into play, she said.
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council also is going to invite organizations to participate in its Sustainability Expo, set for Sept. 19 and 20 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
"One of the things we would like to do is to try to host a summit of all the organizations that exist already that are doing such great work and see how we can all work together better, collaborate on projects and collaborate on funding and all that," Halliday said. "The purpose (today) is to pull everybody into one room and introduce ourselves to one another and start the conversation."
Moore said she expects about 25 associations to attend. The event is aimed at government and nonprofit groups, Halliday said.
"The first part of course is the welcoming by the Sustainability Council and why we asked everybody to come, which is to identify and start that collaborative approach," Moore said. "The second part is to ask each of these organizations to give a one-minute talk about their organization, and the last part is to talk about what do you think would be important, what do you think would be helpful."