Educating the community on Golden’s sustainability initiatives and resources is a key component in creating a Greener Golden. We encourage community members to actively take part in sustainability as a public value that supports cultural, economic and environmental health for all citizens. Our goal is to create effective, ongoing two-way communication that informs, educates and inspires community involvement in city-wide sustainability efforts.
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Golden Sustainability Blog: Check out the “What’s New” page for the latest information on Golden Sustainability efforts and great tips to create a more sustainable lifestyle.
Sustainability Email List: Passionate about sustainability? Sign up for the Sustainability Email List, to receive email updates on ways to share ideas, participate in projects, and contribute your knowledge to Golden’s Sustainability Initiative.
CSAB Youth Education Grant Program
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board Youth Education Grant Program is an annual funding opportunity for any educational group within Golden working on youth-led sustainability projects. Through a competitive selection process, projects directly related to the City’s sustainability goals will be evaluated and selected by the Board for funding. Projects should propose to achieve tangible environmental benefits and provide educational opportunities or materials. Eligible projects could include projects addressing issues from renewable energy, water conservation, energy efficiency, and waste diversion.
2021-2022 grant applications are available now and will be accepted on a rolling deadline. Schools, youth organizations, non-profits with youth based educational programming are all welcome to apply. Limited to organizations base within City of Golden limits. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden High School Environment Club
The GHS Environment Club is a group of students working towards making the school and golden community more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Colorado School of Mines
2018 Sustainability Open House
With over 150 attendees, an effective and engaging Community Conversation event was held on September 17, 2018. Thank you to those who attended and provided comments and feedback on our goals. Your participation allowed the Community Sustainability Advisory Board to capture valuable input and ideas about the future of sustainability in Golden. For a recap of the event, download the Sustainability Conversation Slideshow.
2016 Golden Sustainability Night
On November 30, 2016 the City of Golden Sustainability Department and the Community Sustainability Advisory Board held Golden’s first Sustainability Night at the American Mountaineering Center. During the expo, attendees browsed over 30 sustainability vendor booths, and had the opportunity to learn about local green resources and chat with industry experts. Topics ranged from green building and renewable energy to alternative transportation and water conservation resources.
The expo also included a kid zone with activities sponsored by Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK). One featured activity titled, “Who polluted Clear Creek?” Offered children a hands-on way to experience how different pollutants impact rivers and drinking water. Families enjoyed prize drawings, giveaways and short movies, including Nature is Speaking, 10 Hopeful Things, and A Spoon You Can Eat.
Sustainable Energy Policy Analyst, Ken Regelson, gave two short presentations, An Abundant, Secure, and Sustainable Energy Economy and Unleashing Innovation. As the founder of EnergyShouldBe.org, Regelson makes short videos encouraging action toward a 100 percent renewably-powered world by 2035. Regelson has many awards for his work in renewable energy and a Masters Degree in electrical engineering.
The keynote address was given by Colorado State Historian, Dr. Patty Limerick on her historical perspective on climate issues. Attendees were thrilled to have Dr. Limerick. In addition to her position as the state historian, Dr. Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also a professor of environmental studies and history. Dr. Limerick is the author of Desert Passages, The Legacy of Conquest, Something in the Soil, and A Ditch in Time
For more information on Golden Sustainability night, visit www.cityofgolden.net/sustainabilitynight, or contact Golden Sustainability Coordinator Theresa Worsham at TWorsham@cityofgolden.net or 303-384-8117.