Climate Action Plan Newsletter

Happy spring everyone!

What an amazing Earth Month we were able to celebrate – from launching our Shift campaign at Earth Day to celebrating our amazing Fort Collins businesses at the annual Envirovation event and much, much more!

In this issue - do you have paints, batteries or other hazardous waste at your home? Join us this Saturday at the hazardous waste event from 9-3 (more info below). Haven’t taken the SHIFT pledge yet? Just click on the link below to get started!

Thanks for all that you do to make Fort Collins an amazing place to live. And, if you have any suggestions for how our newsletter can be improved, please don’t hesitate to reach out!



FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Who: Fort Collins residents (commercial waste not accepted)
When: Saturday, May 18th, 9am - 3pm
Where: City of Fort Collins Streets Facility, 625 Ninth St.
What: Accepted Items:
  • pesticides
  • painting products
  • household batteries
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • cleaning and automotive products
  • vitamins and supplements
  • personal care products
  • mercury-containing items

Spring Back Colorado mattress recyclers also will collect mattresses and box springs for $15 per item (cash or charge). Details:

To find out more about year-round recycling opportunities, visit or

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SHIFT Campaign Launched
Our new climate action campaign, SHIFT, launched in April at the City's Earth Day festival. SHIFT is a 3-step campaign encouraging you to SHIFT your ride, SHIFT your cool, and SHIFT your mail to help you save time and money and create a healthier city to live in. So far, over 200 people have taken the SHIFT pledge and opted out of receiving junk mail!

Learn more about the SHIFT campaign here.
Take the pledge to #shiftfoco

CAP Community Advisory Committee Member Spotlight: Todd Parker

Todd Parker is the Director of Development for Waypoint Real Estate Services, a full service brokerage, development, and property management company in Fort Collins.  He has worked in construction and real estate for the better part of 25 years and believes strongly in making a difference in the local community through socially and environmentally sustainable services and programs.  Todd believes that strong will and determination will help us to achieve Fort Collins' Climate Action goals and he is happy to play a role in helping Fort Collins to be a leader in this area as a member of the CAP Community Advisory Committee. 

ClimateWise Partners Celebrate 2018 Achievements

On April 25, more than 220 members of the business community gathered at the Drake Centre to celebrate the 2018 accomplishments of ClimateWise Partners at the Envirovation 2019 festival. Together, partners completed more than 3,200 sustainability actions that avoided over 27,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to an entire year of electricity use for 4,733 homes. Congratulations partners and thank you for making a difference in our community!

Check out photos from the event.

ClimateWise is a free, voluntary program that offers simple solutions to help Fort Collins Businesses reduce their impact, save money, and gain recognition for their achievements in energy and water conservation, waste reduction, alternative transportation, and social responsibility. 

Become a ClimateWise Partner

Leading by Example: Going Electric at EPIC
Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC) made a huge transition earlier this year from a propane gas ice resurfacer to an all electric one. Not only are staff working to reduce emissions through this effort, they are also managing charging the resurfacer around non-peak energy use hours! The electric IceBear is projected to save the facility about $20/day in fuel costs. Great work Recreation team!
Meet the electric IceBear

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 

Carolyn Conant 
Climate Action Plan Assistant 

Sustainability Services
222 Laporte
Fort Collins, CO 80521