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Our Climate Future: Share Your Solutions

Released on Monday, June 22, 2020
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The City of Fort Collins is asking community members for their ideas on how to achieve the community’s goals around waste, energy, and climate as part of the next phase of Our Climate Future. This new phase of engagement builds upon priorities identified last fall, which include sustainable transportation, reuse and recycling, renewable energy, equity and inclusion, and more.

Collective action works! We’ve seen how it changed the course of Covid-19 and we’re seeing how it is elevating the voices of people of color to combat systemic racism in America. Collective action can also be a powerful tool to ensuring Our Climate future is equitable, resilient, and prosperous for all.

Our Climate Future (OCF) is the City of Fort Collins’ effort to update three community environmental plans: Fort Collins’ Energy Policy, the Road to Zero Waste Plan, and the Climate Action Plan. This process centers on co-creating equitable solutions with our community, leveraging collective action to respond to community priorities and achieving the goals set forth in the three plans. We’re doing this by centering equity and leading with race. By elevating voices of community members who have been historically underrepresented in past City planning processes, we are building a more resilient and sustainable future that benefits all.

The City seeks to collaborate with community members, businesses and local content experts to brainstorm strategies to achieve priorities identified during the first phase of OCF, such as more diversity and inclusion, greater renewable energy, affordable housing, clean air and water and a healthy economy and natural environment.

Throughout July, August, and into September, community members can engage in this process through an online idea board, virtual workshops and more. Each week will focus on 1-2 of the priorities identified by the community during the first phase of the planning process.

The focus of each week is as follows:

  • Week of 7/6 - Affordable Housing and Job Opportunities & Healthy Economy
  • Week of 7/13 - Be Prepared for Future Changes in Our Climate & High-Quality Water for All
  • Week of 7/20 - Local and Regional Transit
  • Week of 7/27 – Local and Dependable Food
  • Week of 8/10 – More Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Week of 8/17 – More Renewable Energy
  • Week of 8/24 – Healthy Air Quality & Natural Environment
  • Week of 8/31 – More Reuse, Recycling and Composting

Share your ideas now at fcgov.com/ourclimatefuture