Fort Collins Sustainability Alliance Meeting  Nov 7, 2009
Meeting Outline <ul><li>Purpose of meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives of meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Approach for meeting ...
Purpose of the meeting <ul><li>Identify opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>and  ways to work </li></ul><ul><li>together  for ...
Meeting Objectives <ul><li>Co-Create a  Sustainability Vision  for Fort Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Create an  Alliance  for...
Meeting Approach <ul><li>Develop a better understanding about what each group is doing and what synergies exist.  </li></u...
Agenda <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>08:00 am – 08:45 am  Breakfast – Introduction – Kick-Off </li></ul><ul><li>08:45 am - 1...
Participating Groups/Participants:  <ul><li>BeLocal NC:   Gailmarie Kimmel </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Justice Peace and ...
Creative Sessions Results
Synergies (1) <ul><li>Local Food Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good use of ...
Synergies (2) <ul><li>Support and Develop Local  Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Synergies (3) <ul><li>Social Equity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility to Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable ...
Synergies (4) <ul><li>Clean Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar, Wind, Micro Hydro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Effici...
Synergies (5) <ul><li>Democratizing Local Government  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education ...
Core Elements of Sustainability <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Housing/Building </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Reso...
Short Term Goals (1) <ul><li>Set up listening session following Village Earth Model (Participatory model) with Tres Coloni...
Short Term Goals (2) <ul><li>Create Community Garden (at Murphy Center) (Daniel) </li></ul><ul><li>Push to implement Trans...
Organizational Structure/Framework (1) <ul><li>Develop and publish vision statement </li></ul><ul><li>Create Alliance Name...
Organizational Structure/Framework (2) <ul><li>Create internships with the alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Ways to comm...
What will the Alliance look like Agreement <ul><li>What: </li></ul><ul><li>Groups Operating independently </li></ul><ul><l...
Next Steps <ul><li>Document & Review Alliance Framework; Reiner </li></ul><ul><li>Draft vision of sustainability for revie...
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Fort Collins Alliance Meeting 11-07-09

  1. 1. Fort Collins Sustainability Alliance Meeting Nov 7, 2009
  2. 2. Meeting Outline <ul><li>Purpose of meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives of meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Approach for meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Participating Groups/Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Sessions Results </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements What Alliance will look like </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of the meeting <ul><li>Identify opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>and ways to work </li></ul><ul><li>together for the </li></ul><ul><li>greater good of our </li></ul><ul><li>community while </li></ul><ul><li>furthering each </li></ul><ul><li>group’s individual </li></ul><ul><li>cause . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Meeting Objectives <ul><li>Co-Create a Sustainability Vision for Fort Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Alliance for a Sustainable Community </li></ul>
  5. 5. Meeting Approach <ul><li>Develop a better understanding about what each group is doing and what synergies exist. </li></ul><ul><li>Can we develop a common definition and vision of a sustainable Fort Collins? What overlap exits? </li></ul><ul><li>What are possible short term goals that we believe we can achieve in Fort Collins? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best way to structure ourselves to attain our tangible goals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we best take advantage of our synergies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agree on specific next steps? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>08:00 am – 08:45 am Breakfast – Introduction – Kick-Off </li></ul><ul><li>08:45 am - 10:30 am Group Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>10:30 am – 11:00 am Break </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 am - 12:00 am 1 st Creative Session – Sustainability Vision </li></ul><ul><li>12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch Speaker (Philip, Vanna) </li></ul><ul><li>01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 2 nd Creative Session – Short-term Goals </li></ul><ul><li>02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Summarize Outcome </li></ul><ul><li>03:00 pm - 03-30 pm Break </li></ul><ul><li>03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Discuss Alliance Framework </li></ul><ul><li>05:00 pm - 05:30 pm Summary and Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>05:30 pm Informal Gathering at Coopersmith’s </li></ul>
  7. 7. Participating Groups/Participants: <ul><li>BeLocal NC: Gailmarie Kimmel </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Justice Peace and the Environment: Cheryl Distaso </li></ul><ul><li>Community for Sustainable Energy: Fred Kirsch, Andrew Shelton </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Collins Sustainability Group: Kevin Cross, Reiner Lomb, Phil Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>Green Collar Guild: Andrew Michler, Mark Benjamin </li></ul><ul><li>Open Communities Collective: Flora Teran </li></ul><ul><li>Public Transportation Action Group: Mike Devereaux, Yvonne-Ruth Longacre </li></ul><ul><li>Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope: Daniel Covey </li></ul><ul><li>Trees, Water and People: Lacey Gaechter </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch Speakers – CSU Ethnic Studies: Philip Parnell, Vanna </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator: Bret Lessman </li></ul><ul><li>Catering: Luise Lomb </li></ul>
  8. 8. Creative Sessions Results
  9. 9. Synergies (1) <ul><li>Local Food Production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good use of land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create local markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow more farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Busses, Bikes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving accessibility for the disabled </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Synergies (2) <ul><li>Support and Develop Local Economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster micro businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower people to work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage local expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training & Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural Resource and Land Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient use of natural resources (wind, water, land) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reforestation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Synergies (3) <ul><li>Social Equity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility to Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting low income people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy of Inclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create and Sustain Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Vision of sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund Raising/Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobilizing Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing and sharing expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruting new members </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Synergies (4) <ul><li>Clean Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar, Wind, Micro Hydro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Gas Emissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Valuable Metric for sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Built Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve accessibility for disabled </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Synergies (5) <ul><li>Democratizing Local Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold ourselves and decision makers accountable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships with Local Decisions Makers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving people a voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratic decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More empowered boards and commissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Council </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Core Elements of Sustainability <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Housing/Building </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Resource Use </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Local Independence (Self Reliance) </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Economy/Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Good Governance </li></ul><ul><li>GHG Emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term View </li></ul><ul><li>Social Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Local Food </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce/Eliminate Fossil Fuel – Clean Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Solid Waste </li></ul>
  15. 15. Short Term Goals (1) <ul><li>Set up listening session following Village Earth Model (Participatory model) with Tres Colonias (OCC; Cheryl and Flora) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Education Program about sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Sessions on Building Codes (GCG, CSE) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop sustainable economic model </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate second Climate Task Force on more aggressive GHG Emission Goals (FCSG, Kevin) </li></ul><ul><li>Create City Sustainability Advisory Board (tbd) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Short Term Goals (2) <ul><li>Create Community Garden (at Murphy Center) (Daniel) </li></ul><ul><li>Push to implement Transit Plan and dedicated funding (PTAG, CSE) </li></ul><ul><li>Set up trainings on power and privilege (CJPE, Daniel) </li></ul><ul><li>Establish program to train new farmers (BLNC) </li></ul><ul><li>Promote conversion of yards to gardens (Cheryl invite Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Push PRPA to support home energy efficiency (CSE) </li></ul><ul><li>Promote better Land Use </li></ul><ul><li>Study of Fort Collins Population versus Resources (TWP, Lacey) </li></ul><ul><li>Push development of more sustainable city master plan (Cheryl will provide timeline at next meeting) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Organizational Structure/Framework (1) <ul><li>Develop and publish vision statement </li></ul><ul><li>Create Alliance Name and Brand </li></ul><ul><li>Announce existence of alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Set up communication and recruitment platform </li></ul><ul><li>Establish regular alliance meeting schedule and venue </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize and unite on selected issues/goals </li></ul><ul><li>Identify available resources, exterior linkages and best practices </li></ul>
  18. 18. Organizational Structure/Framework (2) <ul><li>Create internships with the alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Ways to communicate with Public (Newsletter, Website, List Serve) </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Alliance internal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Establish accountability process for Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Create sub-groups or networks with common interests (but don’t duplicate what exists, e.g. in local food area) </li></ul><ul><li>Invite likeminded groups </li></ul>
  19. 19. What will the Alliance look like Agreement <ul><li>What: </li></ul><ul><li>Groups Operating independently </li></ul><ul><li>Creating communication network supported by simple communication infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Wagon Wheel Model – Align dynamically on shared issues/interests (e.g. 2 or 3 groups deciding to do something together on an issue) </li></ul><ul><li>Putting together some high level definition of what sustainability is </li></ul><ul><li>Common name for Alliance tbd: “xxxxxx Alliance for Sustainability” </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for inviting other groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3-5 Year Vision: open for other groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>During Year 1: adding new groups by consensus of the alliance members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Become one stop shopping for people in the community interested in sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Website as entry to websites of the groups in the Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>The Website should provide potential place for publication </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Platform for Alliance internal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Establish meeting schedule </li></ul>
  20. 20. Next Steps <ul><li>Document & Review Alliance Framework; Reiner </li></ul><ul><li>Draft vision of sustainability for review; Kevin </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate Name Search; Gailmarie </li></ul><ul><li>Create Communication Platform – LinkedIn; Daniel </li></ul><ul><li>Next Meeting: Mid January Evening, 7-9pm; </li></ul><ul><li>Owner: Daniel </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Murphy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on Alliance Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on Short Term Goals/Priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owners of short term goals provide update </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on Meeting schedule and owners </li></ul></ul>
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