Office of Sustainability

There is a lot happening with sustainability in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. There are numerous organizations and groups, representing business, military, academic, and non-profit sectors, that are trying to make our community more sustainable. Learn more about these organizations to help make our community a better place to live for everyone.

Be sure to also check out the video which looks into the future of sustainability for the Pikes Peak Region. Volunteers, professionals, and community leaders from nearly 100 organizations donated thousands of hours to create a longterm sustainability strategy for El Paso and Teller counties. The comprehensive Pikes Peak Region 2030 plan focuses on stretch goals which push stakeholders, governments, businesses, and communities to move beyond what is currently being done.


Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network


Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network (PPSBN) is a program of the Catamount Institute. PPSBN is the nexus for networking, information, resources, and tools as it relates to sustainable business practices in the entire Pikes Peak region. The Pikes Peak region needs a single point of entry/contact for sustainability issues as it relates to business. It is a membership network of professionals and businesses that support sustainable business practices and the need for these practices.



Green Cities Coalition

The purpose of the Green Cities Coalition is to promote ecologically, economically and socially healthy cities in El Paso County, for the benefit of present and future residents of the Pikes Peak region. We envision healthy, equitable and sustainable communities, both human and natural. There are working groups on a variety of topics: energy, water, food, transit, recycling, schools, government, faith, and business.


Ft. Carson SEMS


Fort Carson embraces sustainability as a partnership between our present and our future. The Sustainability and Environmental Management System (SEMS) is not just an environmental program, and its impact will go beyond the fence line of Fort Carson. It is a system that will drive sustainability performance by making sustainable actions and thinking a part of everyone's daily job responsibilities.



Colorado College

We aspire to make Colorado College a model for campus and community sustainability. Leading by example, we will take bold, achievable steps toward sustainability. We begin here at home, while building partnerships in our extended neighborhood and engaging fully with our interconnected world. We honor Colorado College's commitment to nuture a sense of place and an ethic of environmental sustainability.




The Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES) is a chapter of CRES whose members come from Pueblo, the Pikes Peak region, Colorado Springs, and the southeast region of Colorado. SECRES was founded to advocate and educate regarding renewable energy, and to provide a forum for people interested in solar and renewable energy issues in southeast Colorado.


Pikes Peak Justice and Peace CommissionThe Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission is a community-based organization grounded in principles of nonviolence, solidarity with the poor and oppressed, sustainable living and social and economic justice. We engage our community as partners in creating systemic change on local, national and global issues by educating, organizing and nurturing a world of justice and peace.


Transition Colorado

Transition Colorado is an informal networking site for those interested in exploring and/or implementing the transition model in Colorado communities. This site is being created through grassroots participation, and is continually evolving. It is a spontaneously arising effort to connect interested "transitioners" with each other and to encourage and support the development of local Transition Initiatives.

Wheels for Wishes Colorado
Wheels for Wishes is a non-profit organization working with Make-A-Wish Colorado to tow away and recycle or aution off old and non-working vehicles for charity at no charge to students. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish as a whole has granted the wishes of more than 250,000 children who have life-threatening or critical medical conditions around the world. With your contribution and the help of volunteers, local children's dreams come true.


Peak Alliance for a Sustainable FuturePeak Alliance for a Sustainable Future is a community driven organization that strives to promote regional sustainability to the Pikes Peak region through the sustainability plan called Looking to Our Future: Pikes Peak Region 2030. The plan is to inspire community engagement and collaboration to advance sustainable development and prosperity throughout the community.