Vail Valley gets environmental grant |

Vail Valley gets environmental grant

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail, Avon and neighboring towns in Colorado’s Vail Valley will study how a healthy economy can be more environmentally sensitive thanks to a $15,000 grant from the American Institute of Architects.

The study, scheduled for September, will examine energy and water conservation, population growth and aging, and affordable housing, among other topics. Goals of the study, will include community meetings, are to get more full- and part-resident involved in environmental initiatives to and to produce a valleywide plan for environmental sustainability.

The team conducting the study includes Kristen Bertuglia, environmental sustainability coordinator for the Town of Vail; Scot Hunn, planner with Eagle County; Matt Scherr, executive director of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability; and Andrew Lane, of the American Institute of Architects.

For more information, contact Robin Hickey, Colorado West executive director for the American Institute of Architects , at 303-446-2266.

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