Sustainable Solutions Schedule of Events

We’re so excited to celebrate our 20 year anniversary with you!


We have some fantastic events lined up for you during our 3-day virtual celebration, with educational videos, presentations, a self-guided bicycle scavenger hunt, virtual Coffee Chats and Happy Hours, local music and so much more.  We’ve included resources on how you can take action on issues that matter the most to you and it’s all available through our social media channels.

Here is our schedule of events as of September 15th and there is so much more coming your way, so check back here and stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates!


Friday, September 18


9:00 am – Kickoff with Kellie Falbo, Executive Director of the Sustainable Living Association

10:00 am – Shift your Ride Challenge with the City of Fort Collins

10:15 am – Self-Guided Bicycle Scavenger Hunt to area businesses

11:00 AM – Larimer County Conservation Corps talking about their Water and Energy Program

12:00 PM – Protect our Winters (POW) Presents Common Ground, Narrated by Jimmy Chin – Are you registered to vote?

1:00 PM – Learn about Halligan Reservoir and how it’s an important part of water planning for Fort Collins.

  • Video clip from Julie Pignataro, Fort Collins City Council Member

2:00 PM – CSU professor Anders Fremstad talks about the Green New Deal and Decarbonizing the Economy

  • Video clip from Ally Little of Black Hills Energy

3:00 PM – Learn more about the Halligan Water Supply Project for Fort Collins and how you can participate in the planning process.

  • Are you Register to Vote? Check here to find out.

4:00 PM – Odell Brewing tells us how water is used in the brewery and talks about what initiatives they support in the community.

  • Video clip from Lauren Kennedy of Advanced Energy

5:30 pm – Instagram Live Virtual Happy Hour with Kellie Falbo and Corey Odell of Odell Brewing

6:30 – 7:30pm – Live Local Music with Sean Waters of The Seers


Saturday, September 19


9:00am –  Zoom Coffee Chat with Kellie Falbo of the Sustainable Living Association and Michelle Finchum, City of Fort Collins Climate Program Manager

10:00 AM – Learn how the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship.

  • Learn how you can SUPPORT the work of the Sustainable Living Association.

11:00 AM – Fort Collins Nursery shares their sustainability focus and how you can have a positive effect on the environment through landscaping.

  • Video clip from Carol Cochran of Horse and Dragon Brewing

12:00 PM – TBA

1:00 PM – In Fort Collins, food waste makes up approximately 23% of what community members throw away. Learn how to save money, water and greenhouse gas emissions by saving your food!

  • Video clip from Shelley Bayard de Vollo from Larimer County

2:00 PM – Want to make sure you’ll always have parking when visiting local natural areas? Ride your bike! Learn how to Shift Your Ride and get outside with this tip from AJ. #ShiftTips #ShiftYourRide

3:00 PM – How to make solving the climate crisis a top priority with New Belgium Brewing Company.

  • Video clip from Jane Griffin of Human Bean

4:00pm – Instagram Live Virtual Happy Hour with Kellie Falbo and Special Guest

5:00- 7 pm – Driveway Jam Session with Retro 102.5 Enjoy music and programming about sustainable initiatives in Northern Colorado. 



Sunday, September 20


9:00 am – Zoom Coffee Chat with Kellie Falbo of the Sustainable Living Association and Stacey Baumgarn, CSU Campus Energy Coordinator

10:00 AM – Learn about the Horsetooth Reservoir Outlet Project and its importance to Fort Collins’ water supply.

  • Videoclip from Amy Maxey, Northern Colorado Clean Cities

11:00 AM – Learn how Bath Nursery is helping protect the earth from harmful chemical to keep families happy and healthy through organic gardening.

  • Check out all the the Sustainable Living Association has accomplished in the last 20 years.

12:00 PM – Colorado Water Center talks about the importance of water conservation

1:00 PM – Save time and skip the traffic by Shifting Your Ride to a bike! In this Shift Tip video Tessa shares how to find a low stress bike route that works for you. #ShiftYourRide #BeTheShift #ShiftTips

  • Video clip form Janae Malpas of the Juniper Initiative

2:00 PM – TBA

3:00 PM – Learn what NOT to flush down the toilet with City of Fort Collins Utilities. You may be surprised!

4:00 PM – Ian Score of Sandbox Solar talks about the Agrivoltaic Research they are doing with CSU

  • Video clip from Montana Sauve

5:00-5:45 pm – Live Local Music Stream with Shanna in a Dress

6-7:00 pm – Live Local Music Stream with Riley Ann and Dave Jensen of The Catcalls