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City of Fort Collins Launches 2021 Earth Day Challenge

Released on Thursday, March 11, 2021
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The City of Fort Collins launched the 2021 Earth Day Challenge, an online action competition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Fort Collins. The challenge is a fun way to see which individual or team can reduce the most CO2 between now and Earth Day 2021 (April 22).

City of Fort Collins community members may join as an individual or create an Earth Day Challenge team. Sign up at and virtually connect with others making Fort Collins a healthier and more sustainable city.

Every pound of CO2 reduced is one point. Every team that earns 5,000 points will be entered into the drawing for a Grand Prize:

  • 1-year of free curbside pickup composting from a local composting business
  • $200 gift card to a Fort Collins grocery store of choice
  • $200 gift card to a Fort Collins bicycle shop of choice

“Last year we had over 580 households and 12 teams compete in the Earth Day Challenge, and this year we are hoping for even more participants,” said Jensen Morgan, Environmental Specialist for the City of Fort Collins. “The Shift campaign is aimed at inspiring people in Fort Collins to make small shifts in their everyday lives that help us create a more sustainable and healthier community overall.”

Find out more about the Shift movement and the 2021 Earth Day Challenge: