You are invited to attend the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Annual Meeting of partner organizations and volunteers on Friday, January 12, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. Everyone is welcome!
The meeting will feature presentations on accomplishments of 2017 and plans for 2018. We have 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. Our 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 an update on our Climate Action efforts:
- Harvest Sunshine
A 5-year solar campaign launched two years ago in Corvallis. The campaign, which is designed to help the community transition to a fossil fuel-free future, is a partnership between the Sustainability Coalition, the Corvallis Environmental Center, and Environment Oregon. It includes an ambitious 5-year goal to more than double the amount of solar on residential and commercial rooftops in Corvallis.
- Saving Green
Initiated this past August, to provide free sustainability assistance to businesses and organizations in Corvallis. The program is designed to help clients decrease their operating costs, as well as their carbon footprints.
- News about an exciting new carbon-cutting program that will begin in March.
The Coalition’s Annual Meeting will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees, as well as delicious refreshments provided by Coalition partner First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, which is sponsoring the event.