Thank you to everyone who attended our Sustainable Broomfield March Meeting!
Our meetings take place from 6:30-8:00pm on the 4th or 5th Monday of every month. The next meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 26th, and Monday, May 24, 2021.
March Meeting Agenda and Speakers
We hope you can join our March meeting to hear from four great speakers!
Our first presenter is former Broomfield mayor, Karen Stuart, who is now the Executive Director of Smart Commute Metro North, our local transportation management organization. As a non-profit, public-private partnership, Smart Commute offers free services to promote and support smarter commuting options such as transit and ride-sharing. Their mission is to inform and serve local communities and businesses by advocating for better transportation options and enhanced mobility for the north metro region. They are working on a summer biking campaign and will tell us about their kickoff event, a full moon bike ride!
Next, Alex Heath with tell us all about the great work done by her organization, the Global Greengrants Fund. Since 1993, Global Greengrants Fund has been one of the leading organizations in the world supporting grassroots-led efforts to protect the planet and the rights of people. They differ from other international organizations in that they don’t try to dictate an agenda from afar. Instead, they trust local people to advance solutions and strategies that will best fit their needs, and provide them with the resources to make their ideas a reality.
Then, we are excited to welcome Sonia Klein of The Wilderness Society Colorado. She will discuss their 30×30 campaign to protect 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030. Sonia will also tell us about the passage of the CORE (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy) Act through the US House of Representatives and their upcoming spring campaign to get it through the Senate.
Our final presenter will be Rosie Briggs, the Community Engagement Manager for Eco-Cycle. She will be talking about the plastic pollution problem in general, how we can’t recycle our way out of it, the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act and future legislation around Extended Producer Responsibility.