Our Purpose

The impacts of climate change are happening now and will continue into the foreseeable future. The Eagle Valley community prioritizes climate action as an urgent priority so that current and future generations of citizens and guests can enjoy a flourishing year-round economy, recreational experiences, and a healthy resilient ecosystem that enhances the well-being of all.

The Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community is a group of local governments, businesses, schools, special districts and nonprofits tasked to implement the recommendations of the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. The plan recommends county-wide carbon pollution reduction targets of 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050, from the Eagle County 2014 baseline inventory.

The Collaborative meets quarterly and includes working groups focusing on emission reductions from: buildings (residential & commercial), transportation, waste and the landfill, and our energy supply. There are also working groups dedicated to water conservation, carbon sequestration, and education and outreach in the Eagle Valley.

Our Goal: Reduce emissions 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

Using 2014 as a baseline, our community has two paths forward: one is to continue emitting at the same rate. The other is to begin taking actions, by sector, to reduce by 25% by 2025. The difference creates a pie-shaped triangle [see graphic below]. Divide that area into further slices and now we have a road-map that will guide us to our goal.

Each slice of the pie is a different aspect of our Eagle Valley emissions: Buildings, Waste, Transportation & Energy Supply. Each sector has goals that are custom built for our community (i.e. 25% reduction in building energy use by 2025). Add each of the sector goals together and combined they will meet our community-wide Climate Action Plan goals.

 

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Latest Climate Action Collaborative Posts

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    Published on: 2021-02-23
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    Published on: 2020-10-22
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    Interested in being part of the electric vehicle (EV) charge station network that is popping up like wildflowers across Colorado? Curious about offering your employees commuting options that will get them to work on and save everyone money? Want to learn more about transitioning your business's fleet to electric? Eager... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-08