For immediate release
April 16, 2012
Community Leaders to Unveil Regional Sustainability Plan
Colorado Springs—Community leaders will present the new regional sustainability plan this week at the Fort Carson Garrison Commander Sustainability Breakfast. Representatives from business, nonprofit, education, and other organizations will discuss local sustainability issues and how they use the plan, which is titled “Looking to our Future—Pikes Peak Region 2030” (PPR2030).
“Although we facilitated the discussions, this plan is really a community effort and it belongs to the community” said Robert MacDonald, PPACG’s Executive Director. “The PPR2030 provides a framework by which our local governments, institutions, businesses, and individuals can work together to find regional solutions to regional challenges.” That framework, adds MacDonald, does not create a mandate for any local individual, business, institution, or government.
Sustainable Fort Carson hosts the monthly meetings to discuss the status of Fort Carson’s sustainability goals and regional sustainability issues. The theme of this month’s breakfast is “Regional Collaborations & Conversations.” Susan Davies with the Trails and Open Spaces Coalition and Mary Barber with Sustainable Fort Carson will give a brief presentation of the plan and will distribute copies on CD.
Barber says the plan exemplifies that the community “is key to help achieve Fort Carson’s sustainability and net zero goals.”
The event is Wednesday, April 18, from 7:30am–9:00am at the Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation & Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. There is no cost to attend, and it is open to the public. People are encouraged to bring their own breakfast, although coffee and bagels will be provided.
For questions regarding the PPR2030, please contact Mary Barber at 526-4648 or Susan Davies at 633-6884.