Be Local – Launched in 2006, this coupon book was designed to energize healthy, face-to-face, local-to-local commercial relationships and help direct this economic impact towards a deeper integration of place, prosperity and community – the three dimensions of sustainability.
Drinks with Really Interesting People – An annual fundraiser on Friday night before the fair, featuring nationally renowned speakers who spoke at the fair.
Highway Clean Up Area Adopted – In 2006 SLA adopted a three-mile stretch of highway along the designated” wild and scenic” Poudre River and volunteers conduct a highway-cleanup two times a year.
Tour de Farms – In 2006 we developed this bicycling event designed to educate people about healthy eating, active living and supporting our local food system.
SLA’s Executive Director received the e-chievement Award from etown in 2007, “celebrating remarkable individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond.”
Electronics Waste Recycling – SLA coordinated the first local collection event in 2007.
Local Living Economy Network – In 2007 we formed a new alliance with the Local Living Economy Network to help build long-term economic empowerment and prosperity through local business ownership, cultural diversity and environmental responsibility.
Carbon Offsets – In 2007 we began offering carbon offsets for attendees traveling to the Sustainable Living Fair.
Year-Round Workshop Program – The SLA’s year-round workshop program was developed in 2008 to further meet the educational needs of our communities.
Environmental Film Fest – In 2008 we launched the Environmental Film Fest featuring regional and national short films on some of the most timely topics of sustainable food systems, energy production, consumption, environmental & social responsibility and more.
Tour de Coop “The Urban Chicken Spirit Revival” – A community-based bike ride from coop to coop where participants can see a variety of urban backyard chicken coops and learn about chickens from beak to butt from experienced backyard chicken owners.
1% for the Planet – SLA became an approved 1% for the Planet recipient and became eligible to receive contributions from member companies.
Future Friday – This program was a “green field day” for local High School students designed to connect local youth with the national and regional sustainability experts that gathered in Fort Collins during the Sustainable Living Fair. – 2008
Climate Wise – SLA become an active member of Climate Wise; a City of Fort Collins program designed to help area businesses reduce their impact on the planet. – 2009