For nearly two decades the Sustainable Living Association has been at the forefront of the sustainable living and lifestyle movement in our region. As a community working collectively, our impact continues to grow through outreach and education.
We are a non-profit organization committed to applying vision and expertise towards a sustainable future for all. We are a solution driven organization with the distinguishing quality to move people towards powerful and profound choices in an effort to stave off complacence about issues affecting our world.
Our educational programs and events offer creative challenges, delivering valuable, long-term benefits for a wide range of community interests that improve the relationship between people and the planet.
DAYS WE WORK
YEARS IN BUSINESS
Kellie's natural interests in creating a balanced world between human development, our respect for the environment and social responsibility have become her professional journey.
Kat Ernst is the Director of the Impact MBA Program at CSU’s College of Business. She oversees the growing portfolio of impact-oriented programming, strategy, new program development, and external relations.
Dave is a Global Sustainability Manager at Ball Corporation where he oversees all sustainability metrics for internal and external ESG reporting. He has a background in engineering, manufacturing, GHG reduction, waste reduction/circularity, and he is an energetic and passionate advocate for sustainability.
Henry is the Director of Operations at Distilled Bath and Body, a natural products manufacturer. With a strong background in business scaling, he builds systems and relationships to facilitate growth in companies, always focused on the triple bottom line.
Lindsey is an Engineering Design Manager at Otter Products. She has experience throughout operations, advocating for design for sustainability, responsible sourcing, waste reduction, and circularity.
Mike is the former VP of Marketing at Otter Products. He has a strong background in brand strategy, digital marketing, PR, events and e-commerce.
Megan is a Lead Specialist in the Environmental Services Department with the City of Fort Collins. In her role, Megan supports programs and policies related to the City’s municipal sustainability work which includes strategies to address poor air quality, water quality, impacts of climate change, resilience and equity.
Andrew is a University of Missouri graduate and has been living in Fort Collins since 2012. After working in higher education for 7 years Andrew took a job at Odell Brewing Co. After several years in Sales, he joined the HR team to lead the Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion areas.
Matt is a Colorado State University graduate, Plant Manager at Odell Brewing, and Wine Production Manager at The OBC Wine Project; responsible for capital projects, building/manufacturing assets, and sustainable actions at Odell. He is passionate about leading with purpose, making positive changes and improvements in business, manufacturing, community, and our environment holistically.
Nick Peterson is the Community & Business Development Coordinator for the Poudre School District, where he oversees and supports several district-wide programs with community partners, as well as engages with regional businesses to create Work-Based Learning Opportunities for students. Nick enjoys cycling, travel, spicy food, and teaching/playing music.
Rebecca is a student at Colorado State University studying horticulture and organic agriculture. She has a passion for sustainability and inspiring collective action to heal our planet. She hopes to bring the youth perspective and to activate community collaboration to mitigate our impacts on the changing climate.
As an educational non-profit organization, the Sustainable Living Association appeals to all of us as users of the earth’s natural resources. SLA targets those interested in, curious about, or deeply involved in sustainable living options.
As educated community members, we can each reduce the impact on our environment by developing sustainable lifestyles. Living a sustainable lifestyle ensures that social, environmental and economic systems offer a healthy and meaningful life for our citizens, without compromising these factors for future generations.
This is a program that not only elevates one's skills and level of awareness, but provides inspiration and value along the way.
This program provides a great opportunity to step away from your day to day job duties, reflect on how sustainability topics overlap with your responsibilities, and develop strategies on how to champion sustainability efforts within your organization.
Sustainability needs to assume its proper place in business and our personal thought processes and this program can help spur it.
This program has left me with a long list of initiatives that I am excited to take back to my company to get us to a new level of eco-consciousness. Both the people and the program have been truly inspiring!