Cozy Up at Home for an Environmental Film Night!
Environmental documentaries tend to be - *ahem*- a tad bleak. Rightfully so, we suppose. The truth about climate change, species extinction, and ecosystem collapse is dire. However, us long-time environmentalists at ESA tend to gravitate toward the films that offer a solution, that inspire, that spark action among viewers since we know only dropping the negative news makes folks feel [MORE...]
Community Solar: How It Works & Opportunity for ESA Members to Go Renewable!
Want to make the switch to renewable energy but your house isn't right for solar panels? Worried about the commitment? SunShare Community Solar is your answer! WHO Xcel Energy customers who are members of the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance WHAT Community Solar is utilizing renewable, solar energy from a solar garden located nearby in Colorado - check out this video from [MORE...]
We Did a Lot in 2020! Support Us for an Even Better 2021!
Dear Friend and Supporter of the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance, Happy Holidays! The Evergreen Sustainability Alliance team (formerly Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability + You or EAS+Y) hopes that you consider a year-end donation to us. We made a big impact in 2020 thanks to your support! This is a critically important time to mitigate the climate crisis. With record wildfires ravaging our nation [MORE...]
Wild Aware’s Wildlife Watch Programs Boost Local Wildlife Education Efforts
Evergreen Lake is a magnet for both outdoor recreation seekers and wildlife. Sometimes, these two interests do not intersect well, such as when golfers share fairways with bull elk or fishers stand between cows and their calves. Recognizing the need to address these challenges, three organizations put together a new volunteer team to provide education and guidance for lake visitors. [MORE...]
ESA Honored for Leadership & Activism
This year, the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance was honored to accept the following awards for our environmental activism: Jefferson County Sustainability Awards: The 2020 Community Award in recognition for being a sustainability leader in the county, including your successful community-wide composting program and annual zero waste forum. CDPHE Environmental Leadership Program 2020 Gold Member for going above and beyond [MORE...]
Our Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement & Social Justice
Dear Evergreen area communities, For over 10 years, Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability’s stated vision for Evergreen has been, “a mountain community in which all beings thrive and prosper in social, environmental, and economic harmony by honoring the interconnection, interdependence, as well as inclusivity in all of nature’s healthy systems. We see all human activity integrated with nature’s balance.” It stands [MORE...]
Which of Your Favorite Evergreen Businesses are Commercial Composting Superstars?
As part of our commitment to promoting Zero Waste sustainability practices, the Evergreen Sustainability Alliance offers a local commercial composting program to make it easy for businesses and organizations to dispose of organic waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Composting keeps organic waste out of landfills where it decomposes and contributes to methane levels in the atmosphere, a potent greenhouse [MORE...]