Cooperative Homes

Sustainable Paths ECHO Certification

The vegetable garden at Ostara co-op in Boulder, Colorado

We are honored that the City of Boulder has approved Sustainable Paths, a non-profit 501c(3) organization based in Boulder, CO, to serve as an Expert Cooperative Housing Organization (ECHO) to certify Boulder co-ops.

The ECHO third party endorsement is a necessary step in the City approval process, which includes completion of several short workshops on how to create and live in a cooperative home and abide by City of Boulder ordinances. We will walk you thru the required steps to efficiently complete the City Co-Op Application process to obtain a Boulder Co-Op License. In addition, we provide trainings customized to your co-op in being “neighborly” and key aspects of successfully living in a house community.

Neshama Abraham (pictured right seated with green top) leads the ECHO Certification Training, and has participated in five ECHO certification trainings for co-ops in Boulder.

Step 1: Please fill out our intake form (below):

Download – New Co-Op Info Form

Step 2: Review the City of Boulder Application (below) that lists specific requirements to obtain a co-op license.

Download – City of Boulder Co-Op Application

Please contact us to learn more at
720-925-5161 or email

Sustainable Paths

Sustainable Paths, a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization, is a partner with Damanhur Colorado. Damanhur Colorado serves as the U.S. Embassy for Damanhur Italy and organizes classes held in the U.S. and Italy.

Designed and Managed by Abraham Paiss & Associates, Inc.