Sustainable Living Association

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Mission

Our mission is to educate communities about climate change and sustainable living through outreach and advocacy.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Kellie Falbo

Main address

PO BOX 1095

FORT COLLINS, CO 80522 USA

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EIN

48-1302998

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Sustainability Leadership Program

The Sustainability Leadership Program is an eight-month program focused on the Triple Bottom Line of social, environmental and economic responsibility that runs from March through October with participants meeting one day a month.

Through this program, leaders learn powerful new strategies for enacting sustainability leadership that positions sustainability as a driver of organizational engagement, innovation, and change-capability. We combine these skills with a broader understanding of sustainability so that participants will become change makers for businesses, non-profits, and government to tackle the larger challenges of sustainability.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Impact Series on climate change is about behavior change and helping people understand how their daily actions can have a positive impact on global efforts to combat climate change. We bring about awareness of human actions that are taxing our planet and leading to more frequent storms, rising sea levels, droughts, heat waves, fires and extreme cold. This program helps people recognize what causes climate change, identify steps they can take to reduce their impact and how to communicate lessons learned.

The measurable component of this series is calculated through the Impact Pledge, which is a voluntary effort designed to help people rethink their daily actions. Focus areas include: understanding your carbon footprint, using alternative transportation, reducing energy usage, reducing waste and conserving water.

Through a series of community engagement events we aim to inspire thousands of Colorado residents to take the Impact Pledge, creating a combined effort to reduce carbon emissions and preserve our natural resource

Population(s) Served
Adults

Earth Day is an annual event, now in it’s tenth year, that encourages and inspires community members to honor the Earth every day and make efforts toward conservation and preservation of our planet for current and future generations. The goal of Earth Day is to inspire and motivate citizens to live more in balance with nature by conserving natural resources and leaving less of an impact on the earth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

the Peer Advisory Group, is designed for business owners, sustainability directors, managers and entrepreneurs in organizations with shared core values, seeking reliable and actionable advice from a trusted community of results driven leaders. Through peer group discussions participants gain perspectives and share expertise with others who have faced similar challenges and broaden their exposure across a range of sustainability issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Sustainable Business Program is a reimagining process of the City of Fort Collins’ ClimateWise program, which concluded in 2019. ClimateWise was a free, voluntary program offering simple solutions to help organizations reduce their environmental impact, save money, and gain recognition for their achievements in energy and water conservation, waste reduction, alternative transportation, and social responsibility. Through 2019, the ClimateWise program helped eliminate/avoid more than 1.4 million metric tons of CO2e and saved over $94 million for members/participants.

The purpose of this project is to conduct a barrier analysis that will address and diagnose limitations and gaps to joining the previous ClimateWise program. Integrating findings from the barrier analysis, the Sustainable Living Association (SLA) and the City of Fort Collins will launch a pilot program with 5-10 local businesses representing the diversity of Fort Collins’ business landscape. With racial equity and inclusion at the forefront of the reimagining process, a Steering Committee of traditionally underrepresented business owners, community leaders, and other stakeholders will explore and elucidate potential and existing barriers associated with ClimateWise business and non-profit participation via outreach to the business community and bi-monthly meetings. Our proposal, because it specifically targets real and perceived barriers to full participation in ClimateWise, works to address underserved organizations so that they may enjoy full access to potential cost savings, as well as gain valuable information related to sustainable initiatives and climate change. We believe that a more inclusive ClimateWise program represents an opportunity to bridge these gaps related to participation, reduce business related GhG emissions, and drive greater participation.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
Pacific Islanders
Multiracial people
People of Asian descent
People of African descent

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Sustainable Living Association

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Aleta Weller

Colorado State University

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mike Soderholm

OtterBox

Term: 2020 - 2022

Wendy Serour

City of Fort Collins

Javier Echeverria

Motherlove

Diane Ernst

Lotus Design

Darius Nabors

Madwire

Michelle Finchum

City of Fort Collins Sustainability Services

Andrew Magana

Odell Brewing

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/9/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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