The Colorado Chapter ofISSP Colorado Chapter Logo ISSP was founded in December 2013 to strengthen the presence of ISSP in Colorado and enhance its ability to provide value to sustainability professionals in the State. Colorado has for many years been a center for green and sustainability-based activities: there are hundreds of people across the State who spend the majority of their time developing and implementing sustainability initiatives in organizations in business, local communities, non-profits, schools and universities.

The Chapter supports ISSP’s mission to help these professionals advance the cause of sustainability in the organizations where they work. We aim to develop a network of sustainability professionals that can share best practices, discuss local and regional issues and provide a forum for dialogue among the members. The is a one-time $45 fee to become a chapter member and receive membership discounts to events. Click here to join the ISSP Colorado Chapter.

Chapter Leadership & Operation: The Co-chairs of ISSP's Colorado Chapter are Caitlin Rood and Jeff Yorzyk. If you have suggestions and ideas about how the Chapter can best serve the interests of sustainability professionals in this region, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Sept 26, 2017 noon MT - Colorado Regional Learning Network 'Virtual' meeting

A virtual gathering of sustainability professionals in Colorado.  Join us for our inaugural Regional Learning Network virtual meeting for sustainability professionals in the Colorado area, on September 26th at 12:00pm MT.  The inaugural meeting covers the state of Colorado and immediate area, with the possibility for future meetings planned around localities or topics of interest.

Past Events  

Aug  25-29, 2017  2nd Annual Sustainability Professional Retreat - Beyond Sustainability -

For the second year in a row, ISSP and the ISSP Colorado Chapter teamed up with Shadowcliff for another successful four-dayretreat to refresh the spirit and increase the skills of sustainability professionals. Programming included learning and practice surrounding mindfulness in and at work, authentic leadership skills, exploration and discussion of the Body of Knowledge foundational to the ISSP Professional Credentials, creative thinking and discussion about sustainability issues that can only come from connection through hiking and other field-based adventures, hands on work understanding the circular economy, and, of course, networking.  Set in Grand Lake on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, the beauty and grandeur of the area inspired attendees while informing their experience.See this write up from one of the participants  



Sept 25-29, 2016  Sustainability Professional Retreat - Beyond Sustainability

With a theme of "reconnect with your passion for sustainability', the ISSP Colorado held their first retreat for sustainabiltiy professionals at Grand Lake, CO . Entitled, Beyond Sustainability: A Workshop for Professionals, the retreat was co-produced in partnership Shadowcliff. Over four days and four nights with all-inclusive programming, lodging, meals, and activities, a world-class faculty from ISSP, Shadowcliff, and more guided participants both indoors and outdoors on an experience for the heart and the mind that provided new skills and refreshed the spirit of the attendees.


June 23, 2015 5:00-8:00pm: Join us for a facilitated roundtable discussion on "How Do We Make the Sustainability Message More Compelling?" co-hosted by the ISSP CO Chapter and The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado. Click here for more information and to register

Colorado photoNovember 12-14, 2014: The Colorado Chapter played a leading role in organizing the program and arrangements for the ISSP Conference 2014 which took place November 12-14 at the Denver Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver. This was the 3rd annual conference of ISSP and the focus was educational programs and professional development activities to support sustainability professionals

September 10, 2014 5:30-8:00pm:  The September 2014 Chapter meeting focused on collaborative thinking on organization sustainability challenges and dilemma. 

May 7, 2014:  The May meeting focused on strategies and solutions for securing better employee engagement with sustainability initiatives. Thank you YRG for hosting! 

January 9, 2014:  Over 80 people attended the Chapter's inaugural meeting on Thursday, January 9, at the offices of MWH Global in Broomfield. Thank you, MWH. During the meeting, the Chapter co-chairs introduced attendees to ISSP’s activities and programs and outlined the goals of the Chapter. K.J. McCorry then conducted a group discussion exercise designed to identify and rank in order of importance those topics and activities that attendees felt could provide the most value to them through the Chapter. The results of that exercise and the presentation used by the co-chairs can be found in the Chapter Materials section below.

Click here if you are interested in joining the ISSP Colorado Chapter.

Chapter Materials

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