Creating the Path Forward

This October 16th and 17th, the first annual Net Zero Cities symposium will convene community members, businesses, and government leaders across Colorado and the globe to learn, share, and advance real-world paths that organizations, communities, and countries can take to attain net zero energy, carbon and waste communities.

We invite you to join with us and participate in the development of the first net-zero district in America and a model for the rest of the world. Together let’s create the path forward to greater regional and global well-being.

Agenda Highlights

Net Zero Cities will incorporate an in-depth systems thinking approach to the advancement of a net-zero path. Each segment of the symposium will include an array of international, national, and regional speakers, and conclude with audience participation to help define the path forward.

Day 1

Technologies and Innovations
Real World Applications

Day 2

Education and Mentoring
Policy, Cultural Engagement and Value




Old Town Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO

Located in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and an outstanding public school system. Fort Collins offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural and recreation opportunities, a strong economic base and diverse employment opportunities

The City of Fort Collins established a zero energy district, in 2009. The FortZED initiative encompasses the downtown district of Fort Collins, Colorado and the Colorado State University campus. Both Fort Collins and Colorado State University share a strong vision of sustainable practices, conservation, and land stewardship.

Net Zero Cities 2012 Event Architects:

Northern Colorado Business Reportcity of fort collinsOne Tribe CreativeCSU Ventures

City of Loveland