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Creating a Collaborative Community, Feb. 16
Take a ride on the social side of sustainability and discover simple solutions to create a healthy community. This interactive presentation provides ideas to collaboratively overcome obstacles, choose healthier foods, and develop methods to track and drive change.
- Creating a Resilient Community: Local and Global Connections (PDF 4.2MB)
- Northern Colorado Green Menu (PDF 457KB)
- Financing Energy Upgrades (PDF 779KB)
- Friendship City Collaboration (PDF 3.4MB)
The Complete Home Energy Angler, March 2
Learn how the Community Energy Challenge can help you hook energy savings in your home. Experts explore myths around home electricity use and help you catch energy savings.
Xeriscape: Beyond the Basics, March 16
Find out how Xeriscape contributes to lower maintenance and water conservation. Tanya Fisher, Colorado Vista Landscape Design, offers eco-friendly landscaping ideas beyond the basic seven principles of Xeriscape.
Landscape Design for Water-wise Beauty, March 30
Loretta Mannix, The Horticulture Consultant, shares alternative landscaping ideas that reduce lawn area, create usable spaces and enhance visual appeal. Design an attractive, low water-using landscape following the principles of Xeriscape.
The Lowdown on Low Water Plants, April 13
Landscape Designers Anne Clark and Sally Guthart share a selection of trees, shrubs and perennials that make a desirable addition to your urban garden. Integrate water-wise plants into your landscape to create seasonal interest and year-round beauty.
Smart Meter Fort Collins, April 27
Learn about plans to install digital "smart" meters throughout the homes, schools and businesses in the community. Discover the benefits this program will offer you and Fort Collins Utilities.
Adventures in Composting, May 11
Ease your curiosity about how to recycle your household yard and food waste and learn the art and science of backyard composting. Get a sneak peek on the basics of raising hens (chickens love kitchen scraps).