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Meeting to feature launch of 5-year Solar Campaign
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will host its Annual Meeting of partner organizations and volunteers on Friday, January 8, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. The public is invited to attend. Co-sponsors of the event are First Alternative Co-op and Soft Star Shoes.
The meeting will feature presentations on accomplishments of 2015 and plans for 2016. The Coalition has been working on a wide variety of projects in 12 topic areas: Community Inclusion, Economic Vitality, Education, Energy, Food, Health and Human Services, Housing, Land Use, Natural Areas, Transportation, Waste Prevention, and Water. Their efforts are directed toward goals outlined in Community Sustainability: A Framework for Action, which was developed with extensive community participation.
A highlight of the Annual Meeting will be the launch of a 5-year Solar Campaign to help our community transition to a fossil fuel-free future. The campaign is a partnership between the Sustainability Coalition, the Corvallis Environmental Center, and Environment Oregon. It includes ambitious 1-year and 5-year goals to increase the amount of solar on Corvallis rooftops. The 1-year goal is part of Take Charge Corvallis, the local initiative to compete for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. The semi-finalist competition ends December 31, 2016, and Corvallis is aiming to be one of the ten communities named as finalists. An update on the competition will be included in the Coalition’s Annual Meeting.
The gathering will also include recognition of nominees for the “Good Steward of the Planet” award, one of several to be given by the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce at the 68th Annual Celebrate Corvallis Awards on January 15th at the CH2MHill Alumni Center. The “Good Steward” award will honor a local business that has made a significant contribution to improving the environmental health of Corvallis.
The Coalition’s Annual Meeting will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees, and refreshments will be provided by First Alternative Co-op.
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of more than 300 organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers. Partner organizations include businesses, non-profits, faith communities, educational institutions and government entities. The mission of the group is to promote an ecologically, socially, and economically healthy city and county.
For more information or to volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.