Thursday, Nov. 18
Recycling Summit – Explore ways to increase recycling in the area. Panel: County Commissioner Jim Bensberg, Colorado Springs council member Jan Martin, and representatives from Waste Management, Waste Connections, Bestway and the Recycling Coalition.
Rural Farms and urban gardens, closing the food gap – Small farms, ranches, community, schoolyard and backyard gardens can help close the food gap. This presentation will explain how to start your own community garden. Panel: Brook LeVan, Sustainable Settings in Carbondale and Larry Stebbins, Pikes Peak Urban Gardens
Reconnecting with nature: Using trails, open space and parks for health and wellness. Panel: Susan Davies, executive director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition; Casey Howard, regional director from Sen. Mark Udall’s office; Jeff Wolin, park ranger at Florissant Fossil Beds; Della Garelle, director of conservation at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Sustainable food for health and performance. Panel: Rick Hughes, school district 11; Beth Gentry, Bon Appetit; Terri Moreman, the United States Olympic Committee, and Nanna Meyer, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Personal Sustainability – Strong bodies. Panel: Michelle Teets, health promotion officer at the U.S. Army Public Health Command; Jerriann Hance, Evans Army Community Hospital; John Register, Paralympic Academy Youth Outreach Program.
Sustainable State of the Region and sustainability awards.
Eric Drummond, Catamount Institute board member
Dennis Hisey, chairman of the El Paso County Board of Commissioners
Margaret Sabin, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Lionel Rivera, mayor of Colorado Springs
Col. Bob McLaughlin, garrison commander at Fort Carson
Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp.
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Reception and vendor expo
Friday, Nov. 19
Keynote address: Corporate and consumer responsibility. Speaker: Fedele Bauccio, Bon Appetit Management Co.
Analysis: Future of Housing. Justin Wilson, Building Performance Solutions.
Food for Thought
Presenters: Fedele Bauccio, Bon Appetit Management Co.; Rich Hughes, Colorado Springs Public School District 11.
Streetcars: Sexy and Sustainable
Val Snyder, URS Corps Consultants; Bill Fischer, AIA; J. David Thorpe, Streetcar Task Force; Steve Engle, Griffis-Blessing.
Personal Sustainability: Strong Minds
Col. Thomas D. Vail, headquarters Department of the Army, comprehensive soldier fitness; Kathleen Azar, clinical director, Army Substance Abuse Program; Aspen Pointe.
Luncheon and Keynote address by Randy Udall
Toward Net Zero. Mike Kaufman, Ambient Energy; Russell Hume, Air Force academy
Greening the Home Industry. Larry Gilliland, LGA Studios; Ryan Riesterer of Ryan C. Riesterer Legal Services and Consulting; Erik Foster of Moye/White Law Firm; and Sean Smith of Sean Smith and Co.
Managing risk making money – the sustainability way. Anita Burke, International Sustainable Business Adviser
Personal sustainability – strong families. Col. Todd A. Heussner, Task Force Ivy Commander, Fourth Infantry Division; Armanda Hunt, director, Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Jill and Nathaniel Nugin, Family advocacy Program and Master Resiliency Training Program.
3:30 -4:30 p.m.
Watershed to Waterspout. Paul Lander, Dakota Ridge Partners
Helping those in need: Sustainable development and social justice. Paul Johnson, Habitat for Humanity; Howard Brooks, Energy Resource Center
Unintended Consequences: The effect of budget cuts on the working poor, transit, parks and streetlights. Nick Kittle, city of Colorado Springs Public Works.
Personal Sustainability: Resilient workforce
Nina Peterson, Wisdom Works
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sustain the Buzz: Going Global. Jim Ciletti, Pikes Peak poet laureate.
Buy Well Fair Trade Coffee: Christopher Abby will share his firsthand experience with coffee farmers and how fair trade products promote sustainability socially, environmentally and economically.