Climate Wire - March 2014
Don’t miss the 9th annual recognition celebration, EnvirOvation - a ClimateWise Showcase, Wed., May 14 from 2-5 p.m. at the Hilton Fort Collins. This year’s event includes:
- Business Exhibitor Showcase: 2-3 p.m. (featuring local business leaders and City programs)
- EnvirOvation - a ClimateWise Showcase: 3-4 p.m.
- Special keynote presentation
- Network after hours: 4-5 p.m.
- Complimentary food and beverages will be served
The event is free and open to the public, register to attend.
Sponsoring EnvirOvation is an affordable way to gain excellent exposure for your business and provides networking opportunities. Each sponsorship level includes branding and advertising benefits that target approximately 400 attendees. This is also an opportunity to showcase and celebrate your organization’s ClimateWise level while supporting the program.
Select a sponsorship level, then register and pay for your sponsorship at the same time!
Check to see that your organization made a level for 2013 on the official ‘Achiever’ list.
Did you expect to see your organization but it’s not listed? Let us know! Likewise, if you planned to earn a level but weren’t able to, give us a call ASAP - there may still be a chance to earn a level! Contact Matt at 970-416-2230.
Level or no level, let’s celebrate! We want to see you at EnvirOvation on Wed., May 14 so register today!
Thurs., March 20, 3-5 p.m.
Front Range Village, 4321 Corbett Dr., #118
A water-wise landscape, along with an efficient irrigation system, can help save on utility bills and provide an attractive setting. Join us for a discussion, demonstration and tour to find out how Fort Collins Utilities can help you with technical assistance and rebates for new technology. Register today.
Complimentary program - seating is limited. Registration is required.
To learn about other program in the series, visit fcgov.com/biz-ed,
call 970-221-6700, email or TDD 970-224-6003.
Last year, Fort Collins City Council voted to eliminate disposing cardboard into the landfill within our community. In celebration, the City has developed some new resources to help promote cardboard recycling.
Resources include stickers that say “no cardboard” that can be placed on trash bins as a reminder to recycle or reuse cardboard. The City also has recycling guideline signs in paper, laminated, or metal sign format as a reference for users about what can be placed in recycling bins. All materials are available for no charge - simply contact Caroline Mitchell, .
If you have “single stream” recycling, meaning all recyclables are collected in one bin, place your cardboard in your existing recycling bin. Cardboard can also be taken to the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center at 1702 Riverside Ave, behind Rivendell School. For more details about what is covered under the cardboard ordinance and more recycling resources, please visit fcgov.com/cardboard.
Know of a business or apartment complex that doesn’t have recycling? Refer them to the Waste Reduction and Recycling Assistance Program (WRAP) and you can receive a $50 gift card. Businesses and apartment complexes that start new recycling programs are eligible for rebates as well.
The City is developing a comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan to shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins. This plan will build upon all of the great things about biking in Fort Collins and will establish a blueprint for realizing a world-class city for cycling, where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably ride a bicycle. To stay informed and get the latest news, please subscribe to Momentum, the e-newsletter about biking in Fort Collins.
Pathways Hospice: Health and Wellness Committee and You Rock Program
End-of-life care can be challenging physically, mentally and emotionally for everyone involved. During the last few years, ClimateWise Social Superstar Pathways Hospice has looked for positive ways to support its coworkers’ wellbeing, and a driving force to address this is its employee-led Health and Wellness committee.
Pathways’ Health and Wellness committee was created for coworkers to dedicate time to engage in wellness activities. Coworkers practicing Tai Chi, mediation or biofeedback, for instance, were encouraged to share their knowledge with their peers. The committee also developed peer support programs to endorse healthy lifestyles. “Maintain Don’t Gain” was a popular weight maintenance program and “Walk the Rockies” was a 10-week pedometer challenge that engaged coworkers in a friendly fitness competition.
Angela Quinn, Pathways’ human resource executive, notes another effective program that was developed through the Health and Wellness committee called “You Rock Program”. The program encouraged coworkers to recognize one another by posting a positive “You Rock” statement on the public “Rock Wall” at their office. The program fostered peer appreciation and recognition across the entire organization including nurses, board members, managers and administrative staff. “A small thank you can mean so much!” exclaims Quinn. During monthly staff meetings, Pathways selected one ‘You Rock’ from the pile and a prize is awarded a lucky staff member.
ClimateWise would like to thank Pathways for their dedication to employee care and wellness. Health and Wellness is just one of many programs making Fort Collins a better place to work and live!
ClimateWise welcomed four new businesses in February:
Thurs., March 6, noon-1 p.m. - USGBC Event: Utilizing the Building Automation System for Monitoring and Verification, Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. Identify barriers to cost-effective M&V, learn top techniques for designing a project to allow effective M&V and find out how M&V fits into the fabric of design, construction, operational phases of a building as well as LEED, energy modeling and commissioning. No cost for ClimateWise partners - use registration code: climatewise. View details and register today.
Thurs., March 20, 3-5 p.m. - Biz Ed - Conserve in the Landscape, Front Range Village, 4321 Corbett Dr., Ste. 118. A water-wise landscape, along with an efficient irrigation system, can help save on utility bills and provide an attractive setting. Join us for a presentation and tour to find out how Fort Collins Utilities can help you through technical assistance and rebates for new technology. Register today.
Thurs., April 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - ClimateWise Advisory Committee Kick-Off luncheon, Training Room, 700 Wood St. Is your organization interested in earning the Gold or Platinum level this year? Join us for the 2014 Advisory Committee Kick-Off luncheon. This is your opportunity to be a part of the operations of the ClimateWise program. Register today.
Fri., May 2, 8:30-9:30 a.m. - ClimateWise Orientation,* Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. Discover program benefits, including cost savings, education, greenhouse gas reductions and public recognition. Open to ClimateWise partners and businesses interested in learning more about ClimateWise. Register today.
Wed., May 14, 2-5 p.m. - EnvirOvation - A ClimateWise Showcase,* Hilton Fort Collins, 419 W. Prospect Rd. Join City officials and business leaders to celebrate the environmental stewardship of over 360 ClimateWise partners at the 9th annual recognition event. View details and register today.
Fri., May 30, 8-9:30 a.m. - Blue Roofs (1.5 CEU), 215 N. Mason St., Room 1B. The term blue roof is a relatively new expression. Blue roofs use moisture to cool a given building. This course is intended for students seeking knowledge in basic knowledge of blue roofing systems. This class will take a look at the differences between green and blue roofs. Note: Partners wanting CEUs will have to contact GES to pay fee.
Sat., May 31, 10 a.m.-noon - Maximize your Sprinkler Efficiency, Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Center Ave. Get better control of your landscape water use! Learn how to maintain, adjust, repair and understand your sprinkler system. This class will help you lower your water bills while maintaining a beautiful landscape. Price:$8. Meeting credit for in-home businesses only. Register today.
For information on how to join ClimateWise, call (970) 221-6700 or email .
Note: Events marked by * cannot be used to fulfill ClimateWise partner meeting requirements.
Wed., March 12, 4-7 p.m. - Bicycle Master Plan Open House,* Lincoln Center, Columbine Room, 417 W. Magnolia St. View details.
Physical Address: 700 Wood St. Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 221-6700
Fax: (970) 221-6619