- 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, Darrin Parmenter
- December 13th: Turning Agricultural Conservation Easements into Cash Cows Using Carbon Markets, Dr. Adam Chambers
- January 10th: Challenges and Choices in an Era of Abundant, Cheap Renewables, Chris Calwell
- February 14th: Using Business as a Force for Good: The Best for Colorado Challenge, Kiki Hooton
- March 14th: Envisioning A Clean Energy Future, Bryan Hannegan
- April 11th: River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster, Jonathan Thompson
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.
- 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