Teller County Earth Day

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Join SECRES for Solar S’Mores in the City Above the Clouds   9 AM – 3 PM Saturday, April 30th, 2016 Aspen Valley Ranch 1150 S West Rd, Woodland Park, CO MAP Aspen Valley Ranch, Catamount Institute, The Harvest Center, and the Teller Park Conservation District are putting on this celebration of Earth […]

Earth Day Happy Hour

  There was a great turnout for this event where the sustainability community celebrated a great year of accomplishments. Perhaps most exciting was the news that the City of Colorado Springs is adopting the Pikes Peak Regional Sustainability Plan for 2030.  

SECRES at Sustainovate 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM UCCS Universtiy Center Berger Hall 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO The theme for this year’s Sustainovate event at UCCS is “Sustainable Mobility”. SECRES will have a table there with information and energy efficiency and renewable energy. Plan on to visit us there. This is […]

Sustainnovation 2015

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) organized the 3rd annual Sustainnovation conference which was held on April 10th, 2015.  The theme this year was Climate Disruption.  SECRES had a booth at the conference.  A steady flow of students and community members came by to talk about renewable energy and […]

Sustainable Fort Carson

Fort Carson 2007 2 MW solar array built on reclaimed landfill site

While Mary Barber, Director of Sustainable Fort Carson, is well known as a leader in the Colorado Springs Sustainability community, I did not really know what to expect on the tour of Fort Carson she arranged for us.  What I found was a program more than a decade old with a scale and breadth beyond […]

Advancing Colorado’s Energy Future

Colorado’s RES In 2004 Colorado’s voters adopted a renewable energy standard (RES), the first in the country enacted by popular vote.  The Colorado RES has been updated to increase renewable energy requirements since then and now (2014) requires the following: 30% renewable energy by 2020 for investor owned utilities (IOUs) 20% renewable energy by 2020 […]