EcoAction Initiative: Telluride launch 1/14 at Library

EcoAction Initiative: Telluride launch 1/14 at Library

[click “Play” to hear Diane Dandeneau’s conversation with Susan]


Invite-GBR #12 - Eco Action Being true to your nature takes on a whole other meaning in Telluride, when The New Community Coalition welcomes Diane Dandendeau to town to help launch the Telluride region’s EcoAction Initiative. The event takes place at the first Green Business Roundtable of 2011 (#12 in the series), Friday, January 14, 12 – 2:30 p.m. in the Program Room of the the Wilkinson Public Library.

Dandendeau is chair of the Sustainable Future Commission for the Town of Lyons, CO, and director of the Green Heart Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education, tools and resources to help individuals, groups, congregations, businesses, and entire communities understand the global impact of their choices, connect with their deepest values, and live more sustainably.

At this special Green Business Roundtable, Dandeneau sets the stage with results from the Lyons programs, followed by an overview of an EcoAction Initiative in Telluride. The idea is to help participants understand their energy use by learning how to measure their carbon footprint and ways to reduce energy consumption. Measurable results from data collected over the year-long program should improve quality of life, save money and help our community reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Join The New Community Coalition and Dandeneau on Friday to learn about:

• Energy consumption and its effect on the environment,
• Systems that will lower energy consumption and carbon footprint,
• Skills to live more sustainably, comfortably, and healthily,
• Simple ways to save money

To jump-start Telluride’s EcoAction Initiative, The New Community Coalition is now recruiting volunteer mentors to assist participants in compiling robust initial data by performing a walkthrough assessment of homes and businesses. There is no deadline to sign-up and participants are welcomes to join later in the year.

As with all Green Business Roundtables, the event FREE and lunch is provided, though donations are greatly appreciated. RSVP by 12:00 noon – Jan. 13, 2011 to guarantee enough food.

Green Building Roundtables are hosted and sponsored by The New Community Coalition, Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride Foundation, and the Governors Energy Office.

For further information, go to The New Community Coalition @ 970-728-1340 or 

To learn more about EcoActions, click the “play” button and listen to Dandeneau’s interview.

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