Quarterly Gathering highlights local sustainability efforts

QuarterlyGathering_HarryMacA diverse mix of local sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Tuesday, July 21, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by three Coalition partners and one Coalition action team. The public is invited.

Ian Johnson, owner of LUC, will share what role his restaurant is playing in developing economic vitality and a secure local food system. Bonnie Tomski of the Corvallis Odd Fellows and Gregg Olson of Corvallis Housing First will highlight what their organizations are doing to help create a sustainable community – environmentally, socially, and economically. There will also be a presentation by Kevin Grant, leader of the Coalition’s Transportation Action Team, about new and continuing projects. In addition, attendees will hear an update on Take Charge Corvallis! – the initiative being led by the Coalition’s  Energy Action Team and Energize Corvallis as our community competes for a $5 million energy prize.

The gathering will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees. The July gathering is sponsored by Coalition partners Animal Crackers Pet Supply and Bella Vino Gift Baskets.

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of more than 325 organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Partner organizations include businesses, non-profit organizations, faith communities, educational institutions and government entities. The mission of the group is to promote an ecologically, socially, and economically healthy city and county.  The Coalition is working on a wide variety of projects in 12 topic areas to move toward goals outlined in Community Sustainability: A Framework for Action.

For more information, call 541-230-1237 or e-mail info@sustainablecorvallis.org.