Loveland, CO, September 11, 2011. The Institute of Ecolonomics (IOE) and Mountain Sky Group (MSG) announce the Third Annual Celebrate Sustainability Event to be held again on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Mountain Sky Ranch, near Carter Lake. This one day free event will feature discussions, displays, activities and entertainment related to sustainable living and agriculture.

Mountain Sky Ranch which is a commercial sustainable agriculture ranch as well as an agritourism, demonstration, education and research campus will host the Celebrate Sustainability Event for the second time, on October 23, 2010. Dr. Dorband, President of IOE states, ” our first two Celebrate Sustainability Events were so much fun that we knew we wanted to continue doing it for years to come. We met so many environmentally conscious people who did not know what we did and we want to continue to show the community how to be more earth friendly.

Celebrate Sustainability is a family oriented event running from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM which is free and open to the public. Throughout the day there will be discussions, demonstrations and activities showcasing:

small acreage farming for anyone;
sustainable livestock;
aquaponics for home food production, and;
tips for sustainable living.

Deb Dorband, Mountain Sky Ranch owner says, “We have added so much since last year. I think we had about 20 alpacas last year and now we have over 150. Our pond is full of fish and the fields are mowed and ready for you to play pasture golf. Come for a hour or the whole day. We want to get to know you better.”

The Institute of Ecolonomics, LLC, ( is an international non-profit that promotes the synergy of ecology and economy. Based in Loveland, IOE works as a business development facilitator and incubator for entrepreneurs building businesses that will improve the planet. IOE has rural acreage, a large greenhouse complex and a converted warehouse where partner companies work on a variety of projects involving alternative energy, innovative technologies and socially conscious initiatives.

Mountain Sky Group, LLC, ( is a group of environmentally conscious companies that work in a variety of sustainable business area, including sustainable agriculture. Mountain Sky Ranch ( a subsidiary of MSG that commercially practices sustainable agriculture raising a genetic/show herd of alpacas and Pygoran goats, along with many other ventures that are earth friendly. MSG partners with IOE in the area of sustainable agriculture at Mountain Sky Ranch.

The Third Annual Celebrate Sustainability Event is a way for IOE and MSG to show the public in Northern Colorado what the two groups are doing to promote sustainable living. Call the IOE and MSG offices at 303-495-3705, email at, or go to the web sites above to get more information and directions. Mountain Sky Ranch is located south of the campground at the south end of Carter Lake, west of Berthoud.

Contact Info:

Dr. Wayne Dorband


The Institute of Ecoonomics, LLC

Phone: 303-495-4705


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