Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado
2006 Annual Report
Following the extended showing of “An Inconvenient Truth,” SASCO, together with the Southwest Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SWCRES) and other interested citizens, mounted an effort to persuade city and county officials to take action on climate protection. Members were asked to sign a petition to rally support for local endorsement of the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement.
Board activities in 2006 included the following.
- Remarks by Rebecca Koeppen and Werner Heiber at the June 20 City Council meeting supporting the Sustainability Plan for the Three Springs development. (Board member Tim Wheeler also spoke, representing SWCRES.)
- Completion of our incorporation as a Colorado non-profit.
- Arranging a fiscal agency agreement with the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, enabling the Sustainability Alliance to accept tax-deductible dues and donations.
- A brainstorming potluck meeting in August.
- Finalizing and adopting By-laws.
- Co-sponsorship on February 12 of a showing of “The End of Suburbia,” followed by a panel discussion.
- Meeting (represented by Dick White & Pat Robertson) with City Planner Greg Hoch to provide input about sustainability into the Durango Comprehensive Plan revision.
- Active involvement from several Board members in the Grassroots Visioning Project.
- Meeting (represented by Dick White) with the Durango Library architectural team to discussion green building goals.
- Membership meetings in March (open discussion) and June (presentation of the Three Springs Sustainable Development Plan).