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July - 2012 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

New Sustainability Services Area Focuses on the Triple Bottom Line

The City recently formed a new service area to address the current and future challenges of a growing population, limited natural resources and a vibrant economy. The Sustainable Services Area is comprised of the Economic Health office, the Environmental Services Department and the Social Sustainability Department.

The Office of Sustainability is indeed innovative. The City of Fort Collins is one of the first (if not THE first) municipality to structure our organization to include economic health, environmental services, and social sustainability under one umbrella.

We are pioneering a new approach to sustainability; one that models a true integration of economic, environment, and social sustainability. Combing the three offices into one Sustainability Services Area will help us reframe how we approach challenges and build solutions. Follow our progress and let us know what you think!

Here’s a site with more information on the City’s commitment to sustainability:

Key Staff—Sustainable Services Area

Bruce Hendee, Assistant to the City Manager

Joe Frank, Director of Social Sustainability Office

Lucinda Smith, Interim Environmental Sustainability Director

Josh Birks, Economic Health Director