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Catamount conference puts focus on solutions

In developing themes for its fifth annual Sustainability Conference, the Catamount Institute didn’t have to look far. Continue Reading Catamount conference puts focus on solutions

Catamount’s Jensen overseeing conference

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Darlene Jensen took the job as the executive director of the Catamount Institute in September and will oversee the annual Colorado Sustainability Conference Nov. 17 and 18 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. Jensen has 20 years of experience in public and nonprofit sector program management. She most recently served as the executive vice-president of the… Continue Reading Catamount’s Jensen overseeing conference

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Cefus leaves Catamount, joins PPCF

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Eric Cefus has resigned as executive director of the Catamount Institute, to become the director of new business development for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The foundation, among other things owns Venetucci Farm and launched Pikes Peak Urban Gardens. It also has a music, arts and sustainability program at Aspen Valley Ranch in Woodland Park… Continue Reading Cefus leaves Catamount, joins PPCF

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Thursday, Nov. 18 9 a.m.-noon 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. 12:30-1:45 p.m. Rural Farms and urban gardens, closing the food gap – Small farms, ranches, community,… Continue Reading Catamount Institute’s Sustainability Conference agenda

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Catamount receives El Pomar grant

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The Catamount Institute received a $25,000 grant from the El Pomar Foundation. The grant will be used to focus education efforts in school children, as well as to support the Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network. Catamount is a nonprofit, ecological leadership organization that focuses on improving sustainability throughout the Pikes Peak region. As the organization’s… Continue Reading Catamount receives El Pomar grant

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Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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The Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference has a new home – and a new reach. Once directed by Fort Carson, the conference is now part of the Catamount Institute’s Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network. The event is scheduled Nov. 3-4 at the Doubletree Hotel. More than 800 business leaders, owners, community leaders, vendors and military personnel… Continue Reading Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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Is renewable energy technology destroying jobs? A study examining green energy in Spain could have implications for the “green economy” in the United States. The study says that every renewable energy job created by Spanish government subsidies “destroyed” an average of 2.2 other jobs. Each green megawatt – energy from solar or wind power –… Continue Reading Alternative energy could cost jobs

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