Welcome to the September Climate Action Plan newsletter! Below you will read about the exciting rebirth of the beloved ClimateWise program, now led by a venerable community organization. You’ll find tips for free recycling options, advice for the solar curious, and opportunities for savings on water-wise planting.
As autumn arrives, it is also a new season for the City of Fort Collins Climate Team. We are saying goodbye to our excellent program assistant, Katsí Peña, who has been responsible for these newsletters, among many other duties, as she moves on to supporting the City’s Natural Areas Department. We have hired a permanent data analyst in Adelle McDaniel, who has valiantly been crunching the numbers for climate metrics in an interim role since 2019.
Finally, I am excited to introduce myself as the new Climate Program Manager! Joining the Climate Team as just the second person in this role, I am thrilled and humbled to lead as the community, your elected officials, and City staff come together to make the vision of Our Climate Future a reality.
With gratitude for all you do,
Honore Depew, Climate Program Manager
Exciting Update: the annual greenhouse gas inventory will be shared with City Council during their regular meeting on October 19. A summary will be shared in next month’s newsletter!