Climate Action Plan Newsletter
Community Resources for Coping with COVID-19
On behalf of the Climate Team, Environmental Services Department, and City of Fort Collins, we want you to know that we are here to support you during these difficult times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected with each other, continue to be as active as possible, and build solidarity and resilience in our community.

Please see below for some important resources to help keep yourself, your family, your home, and your business as healthy as possible during the pandemic.

Our Climate Future Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Our Climate Future process has postponed the next phase, which will focus on working with the community to develop strategies to achieve our energy, zero waste, and climate goals. In order to support the safety of our community, we will not be hosting any in-person meetings for the next two months. 

In the meantime, staff are working diligently to develop ways to engage with the Our Climate Future planning process online, with the knowledge that there will remain a key role for in-person meetings down the road to ensure equitable access to the conversation.

To stay up to date, community members are encouraged to periodically check the Fort Collins OurCity Our Climate Future webpage. In the coming weeks, information about the results of the first engagement phase this past Fall, which focused on understanding community priorities as they relate to sustainability, will be shared.

Learn more about Our Climate Future

Celebrate Virtual Earth Day, April 18 - 22
This year's Earth Day Celebration event, previously planned for April 18th at Civic Center Park, will be now held virtually from April 18th-April 22nd! The Sustainable Living Association is partnering with City departments and other local groups to host virtual speakers, workshops, and of course, the drawing for the Shift Campaign's Earth Day Challenge E-bike on April 22! 

We look forward to celebrating with you!
More information about Virtual Earth Day

Shift's Earth Day Challenge: Lose 5,000 Pounds!

There have been significant shifts and impacts on many of our lives in recent weeks-- we recognize that it can feel isolating to stay home and practice physical distancing. However, the Earth Day Challenge is a powerful way for us all to stay connected and focused on a clear sense of collective good together. We can all create a better world right now, today, right from our homes.

The Shift Campaign's Earth Day Challenge is a fun way for you to create that better world 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 be celebrating folks who complete the challenge on April 22 during the Sustainable Living Association’s virtual Earth Day event!

Log in or create an account at ShiftFoco.com for the chance to win awesome prizes while giving back to our community and the environment. 

Watch this video about the Shift Earth Day Challenge

About the Climate Action Plan
The City is implementing its 2020 Climate Action Plan strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to achieve a 20 percent reduction from 2005 emissions by 2020, 80 percent by 2030, and be carbon neutral by 2050.

Contact Us

Lindsay Ex 
Climate Program Manager 
lex@fcgov.com 
970.224.6143 

Carolyn Conant 
Climate Program Assistant 
cconant@fcgov.com 
970.416.2473

Sustainability Services
222 Laporte
Fort Collins, CO 80521