Our Purpose

The impacts of climate change are happening now and will continue into the foreseeable future. The Eagle Valley community believes climate action is 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.

Our Goal

To reduce Eagle County greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

Climate Action Collaborative

Working Groups

Buildings

Making our built environment more sustainable through building codes, benchmarking and development practices.
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Energy Supply

Transitioning to renewable energy sources, such as solar power and prioritizing electrification.
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Materials Management
Increasing diversion of organics and recyclables from the landfill and decreasing waste.
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Natural Climate Solutions

Increasing carbon sequestration through conservation, land use changes, and offsets.
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Transportation
Developing robust multi-modal transportation options so our community members can more easily leave their cars behind.
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Water

Conserving water through decreased outdoor usage, management techniques, and public education.
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Latest Climate Action Collaborative Blog Posts

The Bag Ban: Everything You Need to Know!

Many of us have likely noticed a small increase in the price of our most recent grocery bills, especially if you used the store’s paper or plastic bags to load your groceries. This is because the state of Colorado passed the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (PPRA), commonly known as the “bag ban”,...

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The Links Between Radon and Climate Change

Happy New Year from the Climate Action Collaborative (CAC)! January is an exciting time to reflect on the past year (as we did in November and December’s CAC columns) and set goals for what’s to come in 2023. However, there’s another important happening in January that we feel compelled to raise...

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Surprise Radioactivity: How Residential Radon was Discovered

Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that is the result of natural  uranium decay in rock and soil. Unfortunately, radon is also the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer and accounts for over 20,000 deaths annually in the US. This is a major public health crisis, but luckily there is now simple...

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