COButterflysColorado is in a unique position in this country to help lead the way through our global transition to a healthy sustainable future.  All over the State City’s like Golden have passed resolutions and adopted strategic long term plans to meet goals established by citizen working groups and organizations.  The Front Range has many organizations like the Sustainable Living Association and Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado who have helped to educate and anchor the guiding principles of regeneration, resiliency, and strong local economic development.

Colorado State University has a strong student sustainability club and education programs that range from renewable energy to sustainable agriculture.  The State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs has committed to coordinate partnerships and provide assistance to enhance the sustainability of communities across the state.

The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute has put forth the Sustainable Community Development Code Framework that begins to address the much needed changes zoning rules and codes for low impact development.

The Western Slope of Colorado has many dedicated groups, organizations, and community projects also working on their specific sustainability missions and goals.  Early pioneers of alternative building and renewable energy have sown seeds that now need water and tending by the next generation.

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