- September 13th:
Aiming for the STARs: Evaluating local sustainability using the STAR Communities framework, Imogen Ainsworth
- October 11th:
The Economic Boon of Cultural Resources in Southwest Colorado, Brice Jones and Donna Graves.See the report, The Economic Contributions of Cultural Resources in Southwest Colorado
- November 8th:
Durango’s Regional Food Recovery Hub: Non-profits collaborate to launch innovative new program, Darrin Parmenter
- December 13th:
- January 10th:
- February 14th:
- March 14th:
- April 11th:
How it works
Lunch and ample networking time is provided prior to the 25-minute presentation. Local, regional, and national speakers engage us in diverse topics related to business, the regional economy and environmental stewardship. Attendee announcements close out each meeting, which we limit to 1 hour.
Block Reservations: Reserve your seat for all remaining lunches of the season. No RSVP necessary for block reservation holders and they are fully transferable – so send a colleague or friend if you are unable to attend. Click here or contact [email protected] to reserve.
Monthly Reservations: Reserve your spot by end of day the Thursday prior through the events page on this website or by RSVPing to [email protected]. Payment of $17 for lunch is implied, no-shows or cancellations with less than 48 hours notice may be invoiced. The price for walk-ins or late RSVPs is $22. Reservations will be released at 12:10.
Walk-Ins: A limited number of walk-ins are available without RSVPs for $22.
Green Business Leadership Award
Congratulations to Cream Bean Berry!
Winner of the 2016 Green Business Leadership Award!
2016 Finalists: Alpine Bank and Mantell-Hecathorn Builders.
Each year we award a for-profit business for demonstrating leadership, risk and innovation instituting environmentally responsible, healthy and profitable business practices. We request nominations each fall.
A great resource from Greenbiz: 2017 State of Green Business.
- September 14th:
The Value of Thinking Big: Lessons from the Original CORE, Mona Newton
- October 12th:
Real Estate, Wrecks and Quality of Life: Demystifying Wildlife Corridors, Monique DiGiorgio
- October 26th GBR Extra Follow-up Presentation:
City Growth and Downtown Math: Measuring a Sense of Place, Joe Minicozzi
- November 9th:
Kale, Kids and Community: Inspiring a Local Food Economy Through Gardens, Sandhya Tillotson. The Garden Project’s 6 minute video.
- December 14th:
From Record Store to Arts Distict: The Value of Local Businesses to Economic Development, Kimber Lanning
- January 11th:
Reinventing Recycling: Local Solutions to Global Problems, Mark Thompson
- February 8th:
Solving the Sustainability Puzzle: A local business panel tackles tough questions, Finalists for the Green Business Leadership Award
- March 8th: Learning from our LEEDers: The Green Buildings of SW Colorado, Michelle Reott
- April 12th: Breaking Ties with Tri-State to Achieve 100% Renewable Power, Luis Reyes
Recent GBR News
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