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ClimateWire - April 2018

5 Reasons to Attend Envirovation

We're counting down the days to Envirovation! Still undecided on whether or not to come? Check out these five reasons why you should attend:

  1. Recognition - Your business will be recognized for its 2017 achievements in energy, waste, water, alternative transportation and social responsibility!
  2. Networking - Meet or catch up with your fellow ClimateWise partners.
  3. Free food and drinks - Need we say more?
  4. Games and prizes - Let loose and have some fun!
  5. Share your story – Get the chance to share your ClimateWise journey and hear about other Partners stories as well!

Visit for more information and to register.

Free and open to the public but registration is required. Please register by April 20.

2018 Innovate Fort Collins Challenge Competition Opens!

The 2018 Innovate Fort Collins Challenge opened April 18, launching the second round of competition for Fort Collins businesses and organizations. This competition provides seed money to pilot projects that provide carbon reduction through energy, waste materials, transportation and behavior change solutions. Applicants can be awarded $3,000-$75,000 for one-year projects that offer scalable outcomes. Letters of Intent are due May 18 and project finalists will present their proposals at a Public Pitch Night August 30.

Apply for the competition.

Share Your Story

Every ClimateWise business has a story to tell and we want to share yours! Please take a moment to share your story with us at so we can recognize your accomplishments on Facebook throughout 2018.

Know Your Score: What Does Energy Scoring and Benchmarking Mean to Your Business?

Fort Collins Utilities is exploring options for a potential building energy scoring and benchmarking program that could impact local businesses. Cities across the nation have implemented similar programs in recent years—and we’d like your feedback on how a program could be shaped in our community.
Energy scoring and benchmarking can be beneficial tools in helping owners, property managers and tenants:

  • understand their building’s energy use
  • establish a baseline for tracking and identifying opportunities to reduce energy-related costs
  • increase comfort

Please complete our survey at and enter our drawing for lunch for 10 at a restaurant of your choice (limit $200 value). Information will be compiled for staff and the community working group, and reviewed with City Council in late 2018.

Sign up for updates and learn more at contact Program Manager Kirk Longstein, a2xvbmdzdGVpbkBmY2dvdi5jb20=, 970-416-4325 or V/TDD.

What's the Future of Our Garbage?

The City of Fort Collins and surrounding communities are working together to plan for the eventual closure of the Larimer County Landfill, which is projected to reach capacity in 2025. With the help of experts and stakeholders, this coalition has reviewed eleven options for future waste infrastructure and supportive policy. Join us on Monday, May 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St. for the first of four public meetings to seek community input on the proposed infrastructure options.

No RSVP required, residents may drop in any time during the event. Learn more at

Colorado Association for Recycling: Northern Colorado Recycling Council Kick-Off Event

Want to connect with other sustainability-minded businesses and people interested in recycling? The Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR) is launching a regional council in Northern Colorado. Join us on Tuesday, April 24, 6-8 :30 p.m., Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, 124 Racquette Dr. to learn more about CAFR and what a Northern Colorado Council would look like. This is an informal, informational event - no obligations. Just come and share your passion for waste reduction and recycling! Learn more and RSVP