Sustainability Planning Tool hosted by ASC Community Partnerships

(05-01-2012)

ASC Community Partnerships will host the EPA's San Luis Basin Sustainability team as they discuss the next phase of this national pilot project on May 16.

The project started in 2007, when a team of EPA professionals from a variety of disciplines began the three year study in order to develop a computer tool that measures the rate in which a community moves towards or away from sustainability. Bird migration, population growth, food and energy production and exporting were all factors in the computer model. The San Luis Valley was chosen from many potential sites across the country.

The next phase of the project will be to develop the metrics further so that it will serve as a predictive futures model for community leaders to use when making decisions. Dr. Herb Cabezas, Chief, Sustainable Environments Branch of the EPA’s Cincinnati, Ohio’s office will update the community on the San Luis Basin Sustainability Project.

This meeting is free and open to the community. It will be held from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at ASC Community Partnerships Building, corner of Main St. and Edgemont Blvd. in Alamosa, Colo. For more information, please call ASC Community Partnerships at 719-587-8209. Refreshments will be available.