As summer officially begins this month, we are thrilled to highlight June as Healthy Homes month – we know that in times of extreme heat, most community members prefer to be at home for their greatest comfort. We also know that 1 in 4 households in Fort Collins have someone with a respiratory disease living in them and nearly 60% of our renters and 20% of our homeowners are cost-burdened – meaning they pay more than 30% of their incomes on housing. Healthy Homes can support you and your family with no- and low-cost solutions to improve indoor air quality, comfort, and much more. Learn more below.
Also in this newsletter are highlights about the Community Recycling Ordinance which expands recycling services to all of Fort Collins, including businesses and apartment complexes for the first time! Finally, this newsletter has energy efficiency tips and solutions for your home that will not only increase your comfort but also save your precious resources for what matters most to your family and community.
In other news, our City is celebrating the career of Lucinda Smith, our Environmental Services Director, as she transitions into retirement this week. Lucinda, thank you for your nearly 25 years of service to Fort Collins – your community and teams appreciate you!
Lindsay Ex, Climate Program Manager