Climate Action Plan Newsletter

This past month has been about celebration, recovery, and action. Celebration of PRIDE and Juneteenth, beginning our community recovery to bounce forward from COVID, and taking action on climate through events like Bike to Work Day.

Read more below to learn about how City staff are working to improve safe and affordable access to sustainable actions in Fort Collins with things like added solar lighting at bus stops to improve rider security and safety and an upcoming Fort Collins compost bin sale, where you can get discounted bins and accessories. Shifting Your Ride and composting are great ways to have an impact on our climate goals. 

Another significant way you can take action is by helping shape our City's budget. Whether you have 1-minute or 10-minutes, there are opportunities for you to share your priorities for our City's 2022 budget. I encourage everyone to use the link in the section below to have a voice in the budgeting process.

Thank you for reading and being part of the solution. Only through our collective effort can we solve our collective challenges.

Cheers,

Jensen Morgan, Community Engagement & Climate Action Specialist

Help Shape the City's Budget

It's really important to weigh in on your priorities so that we can all contribute to making our community a better place. Help us shape our budget priorities around environmental health, economic health, neighborhood livability, and so much more. Even if you only have a few minutes, your input matters! 

Have 1 minute?

  • Bookmark this page to check back for new engagement opportunities

Have 5 minutes?

  • Click the “One Thing” tab on the website to tell us what’s most important to you

Have 10 minutes?

  • Click the “Submit Your Ideas” tab on the website to give us your funding suggestions within the City’s strategic outcomes

Have 20+ minutes?

  • Click the “Outcome Surveys” tab on the website to dive deeper into each outcome area and share your funding ideas to help meet your community priorities.
Get Involved!

Transfort Installs Solar Lighting at Bus Stops

Rider safety and security is a top priority for Transfort and the installation of new solar lights at select bus stops will be complete this month. The pilot program will illuminate approximately 20 bus stops that are not currently lit from another source such as nearby streetlights or bus shelters. Adequate lighting at bus stops will enhance security and notify bus drivers when a passenger is waiting at the stop, reducing rider pass-bys.

The new lights are completely solar powered with a battery storage system large enough to last five days. Riders will be able to activate the light using a push button placed at an ADA accessible height. The light will stay illuminated for approximately five minutes.

The solar lights comply with the City’s Night Sky initiative directing light downward and used only where and when it is needed. To find out more about the initiative visit fcgov.com/nightsky.

For a list of bus stops with the new solar lights, click here.

City of Fort Collins Compost Bin Sale

To help reduce landfill waste and support healthy local soils, the City of Fort Collins is sponsoring a discount sale of backyard compost bins and accessories. The bins allow residents to turn yard trimmings and food scraps into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

This sale is only available online and your order must be picked up on Saturday July 17th, 2021. Place your order by July 10th to ensure availability. 

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Learn Something New
Learn something new, master a skill, or step out of your comfort zone. These education-focused recreation programs are set up as one-time classes, making it easy to try new activities!

Register today for these upcoming classes:
  • Transfort Travel Training: Say goodbye to parking after you learn how to navigate Fort Collins Tranfort buses in this FREE class.
  • Feather & Flight Fridays: Learn about birds, their behaviors, distinguishing characteristics, bird songs, and more. Meet at the Senior center and walk around Rolland Moore Park with a Colorado Audubon Society enthusiast to discover the fascinating world of birds.
View All Summer Education Programs

OCF Tip of the Month: Addressing Air Quality
Our Climate Future (OCF) is all about our community and region taking action to achieve carbon neutrality, zero waste, and 100% renewable electricity in an equitable and resilient way. The Our Climate Future Action Guide is intended to help residents, businesses, and industries find their place of action and leadership – there is a role for everyone, including you!

Last year, Colorado had a record breaking wildfire season. When outdoor air quality is poor from pollution or wildfires, staying indoors and maintaining healthy indoor air quality is critical. Make sure you and your family are prepared this season with some OCF Action Guide Tips:
Check Out More Tips at Our Climate Future Action Guide

Contact Us
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Katsi or myself if there is more we can do to support you in your own climate action journey.

Lindsay Ex
Climate Program Manager 
lex@fcgov.com
970.224.6143

Katsi Peña
Climate Program Assistant 
kpena@fcgov.com
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