No Impact Week: Are You Up for the Challenge?
Join the community for a fun and challenging one-week carbon cleanse experiment and discover how lowering your impact can benefit not only the planet, but also your own quality of life! Each day will focus on a different theme, from consumption to eating locally, and we’ve got a great lineup of activities and events for you, too.
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The City of Fort Collins has received a 3-STAR Community Rating in the STAR Community Rating System – the only sustainability rating system that certifies sustainability data provided by cities and counties. STAR Communities accepted about 30 communities into the year-long pilot program, which reviews community...»
The City of Fort Collins Environmental Services department will encourage residents to engage in a week-long No Impact Experiment Week April 20-27 inspired by the work of sustainability pioneer Colin "No Impact Man" Beavan. No Impact Week is a one-week “carbon cleanse” that allows participants to...»
Fort Collins residents can receive up to $50 in rebates through the 2014 Lawn and Garden Equipment Rebate Program April 5-June 29. This year’s rebate program has been expanded to include electric or reel lawnmowers, as well as electric or battery-powered leaf blowers, string trimmers, hedge...»
Millions of people around the globe will turn off non-essential lights, Saturday, March 29, 8:30-9:30 p.m., in recognition of Earth Hour, which is in line with City goals to reduce the community’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by WWF...»
The City of Fort Collins has developed resources to remind businesses and residents that tossing cardboard in the trash is against the law in the community. In March 2013, City Council approved an ordinance to eliminate the disposal of cardboard into community landfills. The City has...»
Fort Collins has been selected as one of seven “climate hubs” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has a major agricultural research facility in the community. The competitive process among USDA centers resulted in the selection of seven national locations including USDA’s National Resources Center,...»
Fort Collins experienced two times as many 90-degree days in the past 14 years than in the previous 39 years, a wakeup call for how the City will need to adapt to a changing climate, according to a new report prepared for the City by...»
21 January 2014 -- (Fort Collins, CO) – The Fort Collins community has been so successful with exceeding waste-reduction goals that the City is now aiming for zero waste by 2030. The City Council approved the new goal in December after an extensive nine-month planning process....»
Mayor Karen Weitkunat on Tuesday declared January Radon Action Month to encourage all Fort Collins residents to test their homes for radon, a naturally occurring colorless and odorless radioactive gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, contributing to as...»
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alberta Development Partners to Remove Tres Margaritas Building Affiliates of Walton Street Capital and Alberta Development Partners, owners and developers of the Foothills Mall, will begin removing the Tres Margaritas building at 3400 S. College Ave before the end of 2013 in preparation for...»
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