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Sustainability Coalition to celebrate 2018 accomplishments at January 11th Annual Meeting
January 11 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will host their Annual Meeting of partner organizations and volunteers on Friday, January 11, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. The public is invited to attend.
The meeting will feature presentations on accomplishments of 2018 and plans for 2019. The Coalition has been working on a wide variety of projects in 12 topic areas: Community Inclusion, Economic Vitality, Education, Energy, Food, Health and Human Services, Housing, Land Use, Natural Areas, Transportation, Waste Prevention, and Water.
A highlight of the Annual Meeting will be an update on Climate Action efforts, including the following:
- Harvest Sunshine, the 5-year solar campaign that was launched in Corvallis three years ago. The campaign, which is designed to help the community transition to a fossil fuel-free future, includes an ambitious goal to more than double the amount of solar on residential and commercial rooftops in Corvallis.
- Saving Green, a program that was initiated last year to provide free sustainability assistance to businesses and organizations in Corvallis. The program is designed to help clients decrease their operating costs, as well as their carbon footprints.
- No Food Left Behind – Corvallis, a project to prevent wasted food that has been funded by a generous grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after China and the US. Yet, 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten.
The Coalition’s Annual Meeting will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees, as well as delicious refreshments provided by Coalition partner First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, which is sponsoring the event.
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of more than 350 partner organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers. Partner organizations include businesses, non-profits, faith communities, educational institutions and government entities. The mission of the group is to promote an ecologically, socially, and economically healthy city and county. The organization’s efforts are directed toward goals outlined in Community Sustainability: A Framework for Action, which was developed with extensive community participation.