A group of over 30 stakeholders worked together during 2016 to develop the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. Since then, the Climate Action Collaborative has been formed to implement the recommendations of the Plan. Letters of intent have been signed by the following members: Eagle County Board of County Commissioners, the towns of Avon, Basalt, Eagle, Minturn, Vail, and Red Cliff, and by Colorado Mountain College-Edwards Campus, Eagle County School District, Eagle River Water and Sanitation District, Eagle River Youth Coalition, Edwards Metro District, Holy Cross Energy, R.A. Nelson, Vail Resorts, Vail Mountain School, Vail Valley Foundation, Walking Mountains Science Center, and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District.

The Climate Action Plan recommends county-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050 (from the Eagle County 2014 baseline inventory).

The collaborative stakeholder group will continue to convene regularly to implement the goals and strategies recommended in the Climate Action Plan and monitor success. Five sector-based working groups have formed: Education and Outreach, Residential Buildings, Commercial Buildings and Industrial, Transportation and Mobility, and Materials Management and Waste Reduction.

The Eagle County Board of County Commissioners has contracted Walking Mountains Science Center to serve as project manager to convene and facilitate this community-wide project. To view the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community click here.

This web page provides ongoing documentation of related stakeholder meetings, community announcements, and educational resources.

For more information contact: Kim Langmaid Ph.D. at kiml@walkingmountains.org

January 17, 2018 – I am Climate, I am change (Vail Valley Magazine)

December 12, 2017 – Holy Cross Energy CEO sees improved efficiency, electrification of fuel as keys to sustainable future

July 13, 2017 – Vail to be Assessed as the First Certified Sustainable Destination in the U.S.

June 26, 2017 – Bike to Work, climate action benefits our health (Vail Daily guest column)

June 13, 2017 – Vail among hundreds of U.S. towns still committed to Paris Agreement goals

May 3, 2017 – Vail Daily column: Local Climate Action Plan worth a read

April 22, 2017 – Basalt takes aim on climate change, lack of national leadership (Vail Daily article)

April 6, 2017 – Garfield Energy Authority Information Session with Eagle County Commissioners

April 6, 2017 – Electric Vehicle Sales EVent

March 8, 2017 – Vail Symposium: 7 billion reasons to reconcile climate change, politics, and human behavior (video)

March 8, 2017 – Vail Symposium event discusses science, politics around climate change (Vail Daily article)

January 26, 2017 – Vail Daily Column: Save Our Pond Hockey

January 23, 2017 – Vail Valley towns Have Different Approaches to Climate Plan (Vail Daily article)

September 17, 2016 – Local climate change mitigation plan heats up (Vail Daily Article)

September 13, 2016 – Let’s Talk Climate Action (Vail Daily Article)

August 29, 2016 – Open House Announcement in Spanish

August 29, 2016 – Open House Announcement in English

August 22, 2016 – Draft Climate Action Plan Summary – September 2016

March 17, 2016 – Community Conversation on Climate Action

February 9, 2016 – Eagle County OKs Funding for Climate Fight (Vail Daily article)

Collaborative Meeting #11 | Monday, March 26, 2018

Collaborative Meeting #10 | Monday, December 11, 2017

Collaborative Meeting #9 | Monday, September 18, 2017

Collaborative Meeting #8 | Monday, June 26, 2017

Collaborative Meeting #7 | Monday March 27, 2017

Stakeholder Meeting #6 | Monday, November 14, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting #5 | Monday, August 22, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting #4 | Monday, June 20, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting #3 | Monday, May 23, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting #2 | Monday, April 18, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting #1 | Monday, March 21, 2016

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