Climate Action Newsletter Climate Action Newsletter
Earth Day Goes Virtual
In the past two months we have seen tremendous participation in the Earth Day Challenge at Shiftfoco.com. Folks are taking action to make changes that are having positive impacts on our community. Looking at the front page dashboard you can see that our community has doubled our household goal and already beat our greenhouse gas reduction goal by an additional 27%! That’s remarkable and we are not even done yet! We are going to celebrate our community’s amazing progress at a Virtual Earth Day Celebration organized by the Sustainable Living Association. Thank you all so much for your willingness to take action and we encourage you to stay engaged and create change over the next couple of weeks as we move to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Earth Day Challenge - Lose 5,000 Pounds
One Big Earth Day Celebration
The Earth Day Challenge is a fun way for you to make more sustainable choices while saving time, energy and money. Shift and the Sustainable Living Association are challenging our community to lose 5,000 pounds of CO2e, greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, per household by April 19. Then, we will celebrate folks who completed the challenge on Aprill 22. How do you get started? Simply log in or create an account at ShiftFoco.com.
Did you Say Prizes?
Everyone who earns at least 5,000 points on Shiftfoco.com will be entered into a drawing...To win an E-bike!
The Top Individual Household will win...$100 Downtown Business Association Gift Card
The Top Community Group will win...Stay tuned!
Earth Day Celebration!
We will also celebrate everyone who completes the challenge at the Sustainable Living Association's Earth Day celebration!
During the Earth Day Challenge we will offer mini monthly challenges for you to win other prizes and bragging rights! Create an account to learn more.
Here are a few Shifts you can make to help Shiftfoco
Shift Your Laundry
Take control of your electric bill and save approximately 50 cents per load by drying your laundry during off-peak hours and even consider line drying your clothing whenever possible to save even more. When you use electricity is as important as how much you use. Click the link below to learn more about how you can save!
Shift Your Mug
Using a reusable mug and recycling old cups can save tons of paper and plastic waste from being thrown into our landfill every year. Don't forget to bring your reusable mug with you when you grab your next coffee or tea. Click the link below if you want to learn more about how to reuse and recycle here in Fort Collins.
Shift Your Ride
Skip the traffic and ride the bus! With MAX you can zip from Old Town to Harmony with your bike along for the ride. Take the FLEX from Fort Collins to Longmont and back for your daily commute. Or hop on one of Fort Collins many other regular buses to get around town while reading a book. Shift Your Ride to what matters most.
Check out the Rider Tools linked below to help you ride the bus today!