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Green Business Roundtable

The Green Business Roundtable (GBR) is one of the most innovative and successful lunchtime networking events in Durango. Routinely attended by over 80 business leaders, elected officials, and influential community members, GBR inspires innovative discussions on timely issues affecting our region. GBR is non-partisan.

2017-2018 Season

We kicked off the new season on September 13th. See upcoming topics below and join us on the second Wednesday of each month through April.

2017-2018 Season

  • December 13th: Turning Agricultural Conservation Easements into Cash Cows Using Carbon Markets, Dr. Adam Chambers

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.

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2016-2017 Presentations

  • April 12th:
    Breaking Ties with Tri-State to Achieve 100% Renewable Power, Luis Reyes

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