The City of Fort Collins this week unveiled a new environmental web portal that offers information about the City’s environmental resources and services – everything from the latest on City rebates to locations for recycling used motor oil.
The goal of fcgov.com/enviro
is to make it easier for Fort Collins residents to find up-to-date information about environmentally sustainable programs offered by the City and its partners, and to get involved in actions that conserve resources and protect quality of life. The City Council has set aggressive goals for climate action planning, with the expectation of reducing the community greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
“We want this resource to be informative, timely, credible and interactive for City residents,” says Bruce Hendee, the City’s chief sustainability officer. “This web portal is meant to be user-friendly as a place to go for recycling tips, learning about educational programs offered by Natural Areas, or understanding how to conserve water, among many other resources. Fort Collins is a leader in environmental sustainability, and this phased portal offers opportunities for everyone to become involved.”
The new web portal features eight general categories: Air Quality, Climate Protection, Energy, Green Building, Land, Transportation, Recycling and Water.
In addition, the City will launch Enviro Web Portal News by November 2013, an opt-in, mobile-ready newsletter that will highlight key environmental sustainability stories of the month and link to video messages from Hendee. To subscribe to the newsletter ahead of the launch, visit fcgov.com/enviro
To provide comments or feedback on the web portal, email ZW52aXJvQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==
. The City anticipates the portal to evolve or time based on user input. For more information, visit fcgov.com/enviro