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Sustainability Committee

Mission:

The mission of the APA Colorado Sustainability Committee is to promote the integration of sustainability principles into planning policy and practice through relevant education and outreach.

Goals:
• Identify innovative planning methods and tools
o Research best practices in sustainable planning
• Collaborate
o Partner with other organizations that share common mission and goals
o Engage APA Colorado membership, including young planners
• Promote policy recommendations to support sustainable planning
o Work with the APA Colorado Legislative Committee on policy issues
• Share innovative methods, foster dialog, and raise awareness on sustainability issues and how they relate to planning through:
o A section on the APA Colorado website
o An article in the Newsletter each quarter
o Seminars (eligible for CM credits) for planners on how to practicably green their communities
o Greening State Conference and presenting sessions
o Providing relevant educational opportunities provided by other organizations
o As appropriate, promote volunteer opportunities or workday events that support community sustainability efforts

Sustainability Definition:
Sustainability is the capability to equitably meet the vital human needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by preserving and protecting the area's ecosystems and natural resources. (Source: http://www.planning.org/policy/guides/adopted/sustainability.htm )
 

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Free resiliency webinar on October 29th

Resiliency Webinar Opportunity from the EPA:

October 29: Watershed Academy Webcast on Climate Resilience

Sustianability Committee Takes on Resilience

The Sustainability Committee hosted our first in-person/webinar event titled "Why Planners are Critical for Achieving Resiliency" and it was a resounding success, with a packed house and many people in attendance via the web. To see what you missed, UCD's Andy Rumbach's recorded presentation can be found here.

Conference Session: Top 5 Sustainability Zoning Code Updates

“Top 5 Sustainability Zoning Code Updates” – Friday, October 4, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

 

An APA Colorado Sustainability Committee sponsored “How to”, “Top 5” guide on

cutting edge sustainability topics for planners interested in updating their zoning

code. The “Top 5” guide includes: planning for solar gardens,

electric vehicles, sustainable site/smart landscaping incentives, main street

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