Event to feature diverse local sustainability efforts
An impressive mix of sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Monday, April 27, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by two Coalition partners and two Coalition action teams. The public is invited.
Gian Mercurio, Organics Manager for Greenwillow Grains, will share what her business has been doing to help develop a secure local food system. Lee Lazaro of Benton County Rural and Special Transportation will share how that program is supporting the creation of a sustainable community – environmentally, socially, and economically. There will also be a presentation by the Coalition’s Water Action Team, including three students who are analyzing OSU’s stormwater system. In addition, attendees will learn about 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. Refreshments will include delicious baked goods provided by Wild Yeast Community Supported Bakery. The April gathering is sponsored by Coalition partner Republic Services.
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of 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.