A group of over 30 Eagle County stakeholders has worked together since the beginning of 2016 to develop a Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. The general public was invited to attend community open houses in September 2016 to learn about the draft Climate Action Plan and provide feedback. Click here to view the plan.
The science of climate change is complicated, but the basic physics are well understood –increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere result in higher temperatures on land. During 2016 Walking Mountains Science Center is partnering with Eagle County to convene and facilitate a group of stakeholders to create a community climate action plan.
Large cities including Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, and small communities like New Castle and Carbondale are all adopting their own Climate Action Plans to engage residents in strategies and actions that cut greenhouse gas emissions. Plans generally include an inventory of current emissions by sector (i.e. transportation, residential, commercial, land use, and waste diversion), reduction goals, and strategies to achieve greenhouse gas reductions.
This web page provides documentation of the Climate Action Plan process during 2016 including: list of participating stakeholders, meeting dates, meeting agendas and notes, presentations, and educational resources.