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When washing fruits or vegetables, fill the sink with water instead of running the faucet.

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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.


Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Residential Environmental Program Series


Fort Collins Utilities offers free educational programs encouraging environmental stewardship.

Program Brochure (PDF 848KB).

2015 Program Schedule


Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Drive


All programs are free to attend, but registration is required. Register using the links below or by calling 970-221-6700.

Sponsored by Fort Collins Utilities and Environmental Services.

The Art and Science of Composting | Register
May 6, Prairie Sage Rooms 1 & 2
Learn the basics of turning your household's yard trimmings and food scraps into an excellent soil amendment. More advanced problem-solving techniques will be discussed for long-time composters.

The Year in the Life of a Dry Garden | Registration is full, click here to be added to the wait list.
May 13, Twinberry Auditorium
Create your own beautiful year-round garden. Learn from the director of Plant Select® about a variety of adaptable and resilient plants that provide color, texture and architectural interest.

Your Home Energy Roadmap | Register
May 20, Prairie Sage Rooms 1 & 2
The Efficiency Works™ - Home program can map your route to a comfortable, safe and efficient home. Learn about the process, from the initial audit to the final rebate.


2015 Past Programs

Climate Protection: Every Action Counts | Download Slides (PDF 9.7MB)
March 4, Prairie Sage Rooms 1 & 2
Fort Collins has been a leader in climate protection for almost two decades. Learn how the City of Fort Collins is continuing to address climate change and how you can help.

$5 Million and Change | Download Slides (PDF 2.7 MB)
March 11, Prairie Sage Rooms 1 & 2
The City is competing in a nationwide energy efficiency challenge. Learn how to reduce energy use and share your ideas on how the community could use the $5 million prize.

Be Air Aware
March 25, Twinberry Auditorium
Learn about clearing the air in your home and community and air quality programs that can guide you to a healthier life.

Go Solar | Download Slides (PDF 7.5MB)
April 1, Twinberry Auditorium
Fort Collins Utilities will shed light on the community solar garden, low-income solar initiative, availability of solar rebates and general renewables information.

Wildscaping: Beyond the Basics
April 8, Prairie Sage Rooms 1 & 2
Get new design ideas and learn about the best plant selections to provide habitat for songbirds, pollinators and other wildlife with Lauren Springer Odgen and Susan Tweit.

A Cooler Future: Easy Like Water
April 15, Twinberry Auditorium
Watch Easy Like Water, a film about adapting to climate change in Bangladesh by building floating solar schools. Discuss potential projects, engagement strategies and policies for our community.

Unwatered Landscapes and Crevice Gardening | Download Slides (PDF 18.3MB)
April 22, Twinberry Auditorium
Lush landscapes can be created without water. Learn techniques for installation and how to build a crevice garden.



For more information, contact Utilities.