by Kris Holstrom
Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Climate Action Plan and Multi-Modal Transportation – Pieces to a Puzzle!
Does how you move around matter? Does it really help the environment when you walk, ride your bike, skate board or ski to work or school? The New Community Coalition’s next Green Business Roundtable (GBR), October 7th @ 8:30 -10:00 a.m. and EcoAction Workshop will present a report on the recently completed Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Climate Action Plan followed by special guest Amber Blake who will present Multi Modal Transportation, including some solutions for transportation issues. The October GBR takes place at Wilkinson Public Library (WPL) and the community is invited to attend. Breakfast will be provided to those who RSVP by 3:00 pm. Oct. 6, 2011, with a $5.00 donation appreciated.
The Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Climate Action Plan is a project of The Western San Juan Community Energy Board, a group developed with funding through the Governor’s Energy Office. Hot off the press is the new Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the region produced by the University of Colorado Denver with assistance from TNCC’s Community Energy Coordinator, Kim Wheels, and others. The data provided to UCD has been analyzed and results will be shared Wheels and Kris Holstrom. This baseline data will be used to measure future progress for the region in meeting respective greenhouse gas emissions and energy reduction goals. A brief summary of the results will be covered including energy use, waste calculations and transportation numbers. This background will lead right into Amber Blake’s presentation.
Amber Blake is the Multi Modal Coordinator for the City of Durango. We will take a look at the benefits of a well-connected, functional multi modal transportation system as well as commuting options, employer incentives, and energy savings. Learn what Durango is doing around multi-modal transportation, and about the development of their Multi Modal Master Plan, along with related projects that have been implemented around the country.
Following the GBR, also at the library, the San Miguel County Transit Advisory Committee will hold a Community Information meeting at 12:00 noon to discuss regional transit issues. There will be Q&A on current service and future options. Come offer input on regional transit including the Galloping Goose in Telluride and San Miguel County and transportation in Town of Mountain Village.
Oct. 8, 2011 – The True Cost of Food and report on the recently completed Community Food Assessment, Norwood CO. following the Norwood Farmer’s Market- location TBA.
Nov. Green Business Roundtable – Nov. 7, 2011 @ 8:30 – Arts & the Environment featuring Lyndia McGauhey and others.
TNCC is this region’s sustainability organization with programs focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, local economy and local food, green building, festival and event recycling and composting and educational events including Green Business Roundtables. For more information contact 728-1340 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.newcommunitycoalition.org. Tune into www.tellurideinside.com to listen to podcasts of TNCC events.
Please Note: GBRs are moving back to the 1st Friday of the month for the rest of the year.