Carrie McCausland Ci f C l d S i S i bili C di City of Colorado Springs

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Carrie McCausland Ci f C l d S i S i bili C di City of Colorado Springs
Carrie McCausland
Ci off C
City
Colorado
l d SSprings
i
SSustainability
i bili C
Coordinator
di
Colorado Sustainability Conference
€ Give
the Fish a Gift
€ Halloween Costumed Creek Clean-up
€ Get
bins free from City of Colorado Springs
€ Sort
publically
€ Look for trends
€ Share results using meaningful comparisons
•Saved 171 trees;
•Conserved
C
d 252,464
252 464
gallons of water;
•Took 15 cars off the road;
•Saved 333
333,261
261 kilowatt
hours of energy;
•Reduced oil consumption
by 9,080 gallons; or
•Averted 58,376 pounds
of greenhouse gas
€ Aluminum
recycling
facts
€ Prizes
€ Recycle at local
metal recycler
y
for
funding
€ Repurposed
p p
Materials
€ Paint
the non
non-shiny
shiny side with reused paint
€ MertroRides
Corporate Challenge
€ Reuse
office materials
€B
Bring
i g awareness tto careful
f lb
buying
i g
€ Educate
on sustainable food attributes in
advance
€ Award prize for most sustainable dish
€
Competition
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Each item = 1 point
Organic, local,
vegetarian,
g
, Green-listed
Seafood Watch items = 5
points
Cow-based items = .5
points
Individually packaged
items = .5 point
p
Red Seafood Watch items
= -5 points
€ Sample
several kinds that
meet some basic criteria
€ Poster to explain criteria
€ Blind taste test
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Reveal certifications?
Reveal price per bag?
€ Make
office standard from
this point forward
€ Revisit whenever wanted
€ Not
all candy is created
equal
€ Greenopia.com (candy)
€ Orangutan Friendly
S
Sustainable
i bl Palm
P l Oil
Halloween Candy List
€ Community
Supported Agriculture
€ Covered area protected from snow
and sun
€ Being available during a pick-up
time window
€ Willingness to help members
€ Help
pp
promoting
g the p
program
g
€ At least 15 members picking up
€ Discounts!!!
€ To
To-go
go
ceramic
painting
€ Secret Santa style
y
€ Photos
€ Or,
World Environment Day, or Earth Hour, or
America Recycles Day, or…
Veda Salon
ƒ Colorado College
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€ Sticker
star chart
€ Decorate stairways
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Dry erase paint/chalk
paint/vinyl letter
sayings
€ Energy
bars/power bars
€ Coffee/energy drinks
€ Energy efficiency education materials
€ Demo refrigerator energy basics
(temperatures, cleaning coils, thermal
massing, LED light conversion)
€ How to use an Killawatt Meter
(available for check-out)
€ Green
Cities Coalition of the Pikes Peak
R i
Region
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Cool space for 40 to 80 mingling people
Food
Drinks
€ 5:30
to 7:30 p.m.
pm
4th Thursday
€ Spiel and publicity
mention
€ Pet
waste carries viruses
and bacteria that are
harmful to humans and
animals in our watershed
and can degrade water
quality
€ Contest for best
d
decorated
t d
newspaper/other bag
collection tin/box
€ Each
person shares three of their
environmental tips – two that they do and
one that’s a lie
€ Others guess, most correct guesses gets a
prize
€ Turn the true tips into personalized
lasting reminders via refrigerator
magnets,
t stairwell
t i
ll dé
décor, weekly
kl
chalkboard tips, etc.
€
City Topics: stormwater,
y
g, sustainability,
y, transit,,
recycling,
planning demographics.
€
CSU Topics: The Watershed We Live In
In-restoring
restoring it
back to nature, Water Law in Colorado: The Gold
Standard-what it takes to gain access to Colorado's
water,
t F
From F
Forestt tto F
Faucet-where
t h
your water
t
comes from and why, Xeriscaping for Coloradoans-the
gain and keep
p a beautiful yyard, Water
easyy wayy to g
Conservation-easy changes in and outside your home
add up to big savings, Southern Delivery Systemfuture economic affects to our city,
city Water Quality-it's
Quality it s
better than bottled, Water and the West; Water and
the World-quick facts about our freshwater supply.

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