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Where We've Been

Since 2000, the City of Fort Collins ClimateWise program has helped local business and the environment, saving over $92 million and reducing 1.3 million metric tons of CO2e. Through facility assessments and creative solutions, the City of Fort Collins ClimateWise team has helped businesses tackle modern-day business challenges that impact bottom lines and the quality of life in Fort Collins.

Where We're Going: ClimateWise 2.0

In 2014, City staff began to work with ClimateWise stakeholders to redevelop the program. Through this process, staff learned about barriers to remove and developed solutions to:

  • Simplify program requirements
    • The new ClimateWise program offers a flexible system of options that your business can choose from to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    • We removed the mandatory requirements, and now you can choose what events and projects you want to do that support your business's mission and interests.

  • Engage more businesses
    • City staff will be working to spread the word about ClimateWise to reach more businesses and increase our impact.

  • Streamline reporting
    • In ClimateWise 2.0, you can report your business's accomplishments on your own schedule, whenever you are ready to earn a badge.

  • Create and strengthen alignment with other City departments and programs
    • ClimateWise 2.0 supports many other associated programs and departments in the City including, Energy Services, Water Resources, Environmental Services, Social Sustainability, Transfort and FC Bikes.
    • Your business will now have the opportunity to connect with staff in these departments, so that you can use their information and expertise in order to meet your greenhouse gas reduction goals.

  • Provide easier and more focused steps to participate and earn program badges
    • ClimateWise partners will now have a selection of strategies to choose from under each badge with a clear understanding of how strategies add up to achieve an overall program level.
    • We’ve taken the project guesswork out of the program and provided you with best management practices and ideas for efficiency that are quantifiably impactful and will save time and money.


In ClimateWise 2.0, your business will receive badges for the strategies you complete. There are five primary badges and a “limited edition” specialty badge available for businesses to earn. You can earn one or all badges - whatever fits the mission of your business.

  • Waste badge
  • Water badge
  • Transportation badge
  • Energy badge
  • Social Responsibility badge
  • WorkWise Challenge badge (available until December 2016)



Physical Address: 200 W. Mountain Suite A, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 221-6700
Fax: (970) 221-6619

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