.. will be the topic of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Skidaway’s November meeting and seminar on Monday, November 14, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7 p.m.
What is Sustainable Skidaway, what are the benefits of The Landings being designated as a Certified Sustainable Community, and how close are we to accomplishing this goal are among the questions that will be answered in a presentation by Sustainable Skidaway leadership.
Sustainable Skidaway is a collaboration of volunteers, residents, and island staff working toward recognition of our community’s achievements in economic, social, and environmental stewardship. The organization’s objective is to have The Landings designated as a Certified Sustainable Community – the first in Georgia – in a program under the auspices of Audubon International.
CCA members will hear about what has been accomplished so far and what is in the works. Projects of CCA that are being reported on for certification also will be noted. In addition, seminar presenters will ask for members’ participation in nominating residents in the I am Sustainable Skidaway campaign where we recognize those who have benefited the community with their work in economic, social, or environmental stewardship.
The certification project, initiated by Skidaway Audubon in 2013, enjoys widespread support from The Landings Association, with many staff members now engaged in building out the long-term sustainability plan required for certification. This plan has goals that range from five to 10 to 20 years, so even our youngest residents will benefit from this planning. Attendees will have an opportunity to see how we are building on the sustainable efforts of the past and have a look into the future.
One attendee at the meeting will receive a complimentary Home Energy Audit funded by Sustainable Skidaway, valued at up to $500, in a raffle to benefit CCA activities. Green Renewables, founded in 2009, will conduct the audit. This is the same company that completed recent energy audits of The Landings Association’s buildings (greenrenewables.com) and will be auditing The Landings Club’s operations office.
CCA is a nonprofit organization with chapters on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts. For more information about CCA of Skidaway, call Joe Tyson (598-8765). For more information about CCA’s Georgia District, call Tom Rood (598-9753). For information about the November 14 meeting and seminar, call Dave Devore (330-329-6457). Area residents are invited to attend the CCA of Skidaway meetings and seminars held on the second Monday of the month at St. Peter’s Church.