Peak Environment
Peak Environment
Jul 18, 2019
31 Sustain-a-Fest 2019
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Join the crowd and get your sustainability game on at Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday, July 27, 2019. In this episode, Peak Environment co-producers Ellen Johnson-Fay and Dave Gardner are joined by Ryan Trujillo, Innovation & Sustainability Manager for the City of Colorado Springs. Ryan fills us in on the upcoming Sustain-a-Fest event, and also answers questions about the interesting activities of his office and staff. Innovation can play a key role in slimming the ecological and carbon footprint of our city.

2019 brings the 3rd annual Sustain-a-Fest. This event is a community celebration of “Earth Day Every Day” with sustainability exhibits & activities, along with local food trucks, live music, demonstrations, and family friendly activities. It runs from noon to 7 pm on Saturday, July 27. Admission is free. On stage will be musical performances by Tejon Street Corner Thieves, Wendy St. Cyre Band, and Spur.

There will be opportunities to learn about water and energy conservation, composting, trails and parks, and much more. Colorado Springs EV Club will be there showing off electric vehicle, and PikeRide will have a booth where you can see their newest electric-assist bikeshare bicycles. Bring your own reusable water bottle. Colorado Springs Utilities will refill it free with frozen margaritas (not! but it will be fresh, cold water). Studio 809 will have a booth and we’ll be recording an episode of Peak Environment. Stop by and say hello!

Producers: Ellen Johnson-Fay and Dave Gardner   Editor: Katie Lawrie


Sustain-a-Fest information

Sustain-a-Fest Facebook event page

Sustain-a-Fest free tickets

Colorado Springs Office of Innovation & Sustainability

On Facebook

Looking to Our Future – Pikes Peak Region 2030The Pikes Peak region’s sustainability plan



Thursday, July 25 5:30 to 7:30 pmGreen DrinksManitou Heritage Center517 Manitou Ave. Visit the Manitou Community Market across the street (3 to 7 pm), then join us for networking at 5:30 and a finger-food potluck. Mineral springs lemonade will be on hand. We'll take a guided tour and discussion of mineral springs. $5 donation requested. Take the Green Drinks survey to help us make this program work for you.

Saturday, July 27 Noon to 7 pm, Acacia Park Sustain-a-Fest All age groups are welcome to join in the fun! Come walk the park and experience booths, live music from Tejon Street Corner Thieves and more, local food trucks, and family-friendly activities such as crafts, face painting, mobile cave (CaveSim), bouncy house, and more! Hosted by the Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability.

August 2-4, 2019 People's Tiny House Festival5:30 to 7:30 pmThe event celebrates all facets of simple living including tiny houses, converted vans, container homes, and converted school buses. The event is family-friendly and dog-friendly.

The following environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment podcast about environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region.

Green Cities Coalition

Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum

Pikes Peak Library District Green Team

Pikes Peak Group of Sierra Club

Pikes Peak Permaculture

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