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News release on Colorado's climate action plan for Friday, September 18, 2015

Fort Collins, CO - Member organizations of the Colorado Coalition for a

Livable Climate (CCLC) were disappointed to learn that the 2015 Colorado

Climate Plan

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d=243b8969-739b-448c-bd2d-699af9b7aea0> , which was released today by the

Hickenlooper Administration, makes only cursory reference to the…

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Added by Janice Lynne on September 26, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tax Credits for EVs

Buy an EV Before the End of the Year and Save up to $13,500 on Your 2014 Taxes!

 

In addition to cutting-edge technology and performance, state and federal tax credits are helping to make buying an electric vehicle (EV) an even smarter choice. Alongside a federal tax credit of $7,500, Colorado residents are able to claim an additional state credit of up to $6,000 when they buy an EV. Together, these incentives significantly reduce the cost of buying an electric vehicle –…

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Added by Rosemarie Russo on November 21, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Electric Vehicles

Testimonial:

 

Are you considering purchasing a new car? This may be the time for you to start your search. Dick Thomas, former Department Head, admin pro, and retiree suggests you take a close look at electric vehicles (EV) prior to the end of the year. A purchase prior to year end can result in $13,500 in rebates, $7,500 from the Federal government and $6,000 from the State.  A purchase after December 31st would cause a wait until April ’16  for the rebates. Dick and his wife…

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Added by Rosemarie Russo on November 20, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Interview of Rob Hopkins on his U.S. tour

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Added by Janice Lynne on October 20, 2013 at 12:16am — No Comments

Using a Cynefin Framework for Group Decision Making

Cynefin is a Welsh word for a decision-making framework which was developed by the scholar David Snowdon.  I recently listened to a talk on this framework, given by a skilled facilitator who has worked with social services organizations and other types of groups to solve problems based on this model.  

Take a look at the Cynefin framework at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin  Particularly notice the upper right corner of this…

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Added by Janice Lynne on May 3, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Is Transition a Movement or an Organization?

Did you know that TransitionUS at http://www.transitionus.org offers several great services to support Transition groups and other like-minded groups all over the country to build the Transition movement?

If you go to their home page, you'll see that one valuable support they offer is regularly-scheduled conference calls, called "telesalons".  On these calls you can learn what's happening in Transition groups in places you've…

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Added by Janice Lynne on April 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Rise of Cooperatives in the New Economy

"A new economy is coming. While Wall Street banks are on a trend of corporate mergers and acquisitions, Main Street businesses are generating community wealth while undergoing a transition of their own. Traditional companies are becoming worker cooperatives, both to sustain during tough economic times and because years of success have enabled these companies to…

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Added by Janice Lynne on March 16, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Huffpost Collaborates with Crowdrise to Create Jobs

Speaking of creative ideas for Reconomy (the new Transition buzz word for revisioning, and reinventing our ecomony), Huffingtonpost recently partnered with Crowdrise to challenge job-creating non-profits to compete in raising funds.  These funds will be used to support  bringing tools, resources, and coaching to people needing jobs.  

At the end of the challenge the non-profits had raised a total of $1.5 million.  The media attention from the reporting also enhanced visibility for the…

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Added by Janice Lynne on March 11, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

A Ban within reach..

Hello Transition,

Frack Free Fort Collins (FFFC) has victory within reach.  Have you ever swung a baseball bat before or attempted to draw a perfect line?  With enough inertia, yet without a follow, through these types of actions in life can yield bitter failure.

This is the case with regard to a ban on fracking in Fort Collins.  FFFC and their efforts have achieved great success.  We finally have a tangible ban within our grasp.  Members of City Council are placing a ban on…

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Added by Frack Free FC Admin on February 18, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

High Park Fire Pollution Rivaled Worst Days in Mexico City, Los Angeles

Particulate matter from the summer's devastating High Park Fire exceeded some of the worst air pollution days in Mexico City or Los Angeles over the past decade, say Colorado State University researchers, who are giving scientists additional quantitative data on the fire's impact.…

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Added by Conrad Hall on February 4, 2013 at 5:07pm — No Comments

CSU Finishes Sixth Overall in National Recycling Competition

CSU Finishes Sixth Overall in National Recycling Competition

http://sustainability.colostate.edu/newsroom/recycling_competition

Added by Conrad Hall on February 4, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Colorado’s Green Industry Donates $100,000 to Support CSU Horticulture Research

Colorado’s Green Industry Donates $100,000 to Support CSU Horticulture Research (http://sustainability.colostate.edu/newsroom/CSU_Horticulture_Research_Support)

Added by Conrad Hall on February 4, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Colorado Communities Take on Fight Against Energy Land Leases

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/colorado-communities-take-on-fight-against-energy-land-leases.html?ref=earth&_r=1&

Matthew Staver for The New York Times

Wayne Talmage, an organic farmer in Paonia, Colo., said he worried about the town’s…

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Added by Conrad Hall on February 4, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Shire is back!

That's right, get out your cook books, get ready to eat, get ready to start canning, and clear Thursdays on your calendars because summertime will be off the vine in 2013. …



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Added by Shire CSA on January 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Article on A cooperative farm experience in Fort Collins

http://rhythmofthehome.com/2012/11/a-cooperative-farm-experience/

I think The Laughing Buck Farm and this article describing it so well fits in very well with Transition's vision and activities.

Rose

Added by Rose M. Lew on November 29, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

NC E3 Sustainability Alliance unites with Transition Fort Collins

At the quarterly meeting of the NC E3 Sustainability Alliance, the Alliance and Transition Fort Collins decided to unite with each other.  The Sustainability Alliance believes that this unification will allow its member organizations and supporters to work more effectively toward helping Ft. Collins transition to a sustainable future.

We will use the name "Transition Fort Collins."  Over the next few months, we will work on…

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Added by Conrad Hall on August 14, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments

About the Movement

The Transition Movement is in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world - from towns in Australia to neighborhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. Many of these initiatives are registered on the Transition Network website.

Partners

Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG)
To develop and advocate a vision and strategy for becoming a sustainable community

FCCAN
The Fort Collins Community Action Network (FC CAN) is a solid grassroots organization comprised of independent affiliates.

Shire CSA
Reestablishing an intimate connection between food and the people of the community.

Community for Sustainable EnergyCommunity for Sustainable Energy (CForSE)
Promoting energy policy that protects our natural environment, fosters economic growth, and improves quality of life in Fort Collins and beyond.

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