We hope you’ll join us for the launch of our 13th year!
You are invited to attend the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Annual Meeting of partner organizations and volunteers on Friday, January 11, 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 2018 and plans for 2019. 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 – The 5-year solar campaign that was launched in Corvallis three years ago. The campaign, which is designed to help the community transition to a fossil fuel-free future, includes an ambitious goal to more than double the amount of solar on residential and commercial rooftops in Corvallis.
- Saving Green – A program that was initiated last year 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.
- No Food Left Behind – A project to prevent wasted food that has been funded by a generous grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after China and the US. Yet, 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten.
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.