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Press Release

April 19, 2012

Contact: Mara Shllman


FORT COLLINS, Colo., Apr. 18. 2012—The Sustainable Living Association (SLA), The Atmosphere Conservancy (TAC) and the Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (NCRES) are continuing their strategic partnership, started in 2011, to facilitate the adoption of renewable energy and energy-efficient practices throughout the region. These three area non-profits are presenting the Fort Collins Trifecta of Better Living, May 18 – 20, 2012.

Each day of the Trifecta, one of the partners is sponsoring an entertaining and enlightening public event:

Friday, May 18: TAC will host a ZEDfest to support the Community Energy Challenge, with house parties all over Fort Collins celebrating the community's commitment to energy efficiency.

Saturday, May 19: NCRES offers the FoCo Eco Cruise, a bike-friendly self-guided tour of residential and commercial buildings that showcase energy efficiency, renewable energy and other sustainable practices.

Sunday, May 20: SLA conducts its annual, guided Tour de Coop to see a variety of urban backyard chicken coops, learn about chickens from beak to butt from experienced backyard chicken owners.

Trifecta participants will be eligible for prizes from each coalition organization.

About the Sustainable Living Association (SLA) SLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings the concept and practices of sustainable lifestyles into everyday life. This is accomplished through an annual Sustainable Living Fair, a year-round workshop program and other community events such as Tour de Coop, that connect environmental stewardship and sustainable development.

About The Atmosphere Conservancy (TAC)
The Atmosphere Conservancy develops community-based, renewable energy projects. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, we seek strategic partnerships with organizations, foundations and individuals who are concerned about environmental degradation, the cost of renewable energy and leaving a cleaner planet for our children.

About the Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (NCRES) The NCRES is the Northern Colorado section of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that works to inspire an era of clean energy innovation, speeding the transition to a sustainable energy economy in Colorado by advancing education, policy, and development. CRES held their annual statewide Colorado Renewable Energy Conference in Fort Collins in 2011.

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