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NEWS: SLOCOG Hosts Earth Day Panel & Discussion on Sustainable Mobility & Tourism
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Anna Devers 
adevers@slocog.org
805.781.4462

SLOCOG Hosts Earth Day Panel & Discussion on Sustainable Mobility & Tourism

San Luis Obispo, Calif. (April 19, 2022) – What could the future of sustainable tourism look like on the Central Coast? How should we expand tourism sustainably, nurturing our residents while reaching important climate goals? In celebration of Earth Day 2022, the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is bringing together a myriad of voices to discuss the future of sustainable tourism in the region.
 
SLOCOG will host an in-person event, Postcards from 2035: Sustainable Mobility and Tourism, on Friday, April 22 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the SLO HotHouse (872 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). The event will feature a dynamic discussion led by agency staff and partners about the possibilities and challenges for our region to fully support sustainable tourism, as well as stories from community members active in biking and sustainability efforts—with a special focus on car-free and car-light experiences as well as active transportation tourism issues that impact our region. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is advised: bit.ly/PostcardsFrom2035.
 
This Earth Day event is an extension of a storytelling project SLOCOG engaged in to deliver its 2021 Active Transportation Plan for the region. Both SLOCOG and DCR Design worked together to produce the overall plan, which shared a collection of personal stories from a cross-section of community members throughout the region.  
 
“For a longtime now, we’ve talked about enhancing non-motorized mobility options for residents—to provide better access and improve safety in a healthy manner that helps the region meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals,” said SLOCOG Regional Transportation Planner John DiNunzio. “This event and conversation will help us broaden our approach, so that we make SLO County a better place for visitors without cars to explore, too.”
 
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About SLOCOG
The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is an association of local governments that includes the seven cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo, as well as unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. The central purpose of SLOCOG is to examine common regional problems and suggest solutions. SLOCOG provides transportation planning and funding for the region, and serves as a forum for the study and resolution of regional issues. In addition to preparing the region’s long-range transportation plan, SLOCOG plans and provides funding for public transit services, highway and roadway improvements, and alternative modes of transportation.
 
About DCR Design
Based in San Luis Obispo, DCR Design is a consulting firm who supports sustainability through expertise in development of graphic information design for public and active transportation, mapping systems & geospatial analysis.
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