We are continuously involved in community collaborations
Collaboration is key in nurturing a thriving community.
One of the Sustainability Alliance's main focus areas is helping to facilitate community collaboration in La Plata County through project support, volunteerism, and dedication to a vision of sustainability. Sustainability cannot exist without collaboration.
In the past, we have had specific teams designated to building collaborative community projects, such as the Community Resource Project, which is discussed below. Today, we aim to support others who are making efforts toward collaboration and cooperation.
We are currently involved in supporting the following community collaborative programs and projects:
- Participation in and support for the La Plata Climate & Energy Action Plan
- The Regional Resource & Energy Action Plan (REAP)
- Participating in public feedback for the La Plata County Comprehensive Plan
- 4 Corners Green Living Expo
- Participation in the Local Food Policy Council
We are always keen to learn of any new community collaboration projects happening in La Plata County. Please contact us and let us know how to help support and facilitate more community collaborations!
Past Community Collaborations
Nonprofit Organization Resource Guide
The Community Resource Project team compiled a Nonprofit Organization Resource Guide for La Plata County. This guide was a step toward the larger-picture goal of creating a comprehensive Community Asset Inventory encompassing social, ecological, and environmental entities in our community.
The Importance of Community Asset Mapping
By Eliza Searles
Community asset mapping is a valuable, though non-traditional, approach to community development that concentrates on assets rather than deficiencies. Various aspects of an area, including the surrounding environment, community members, and business activity, contain beneficial assets that the rest of the community can draw from. However, without an overall sketch of what exists in the local area, these benefits could go unnoticed and underutilized by those who may share a vested interest in the topic.