In 2016 a group of over 30 stakeholders that includes representatives from the public and private sectors of Eagle County, came together to develop the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. After setting concrete goals and identifying groups to implement strategies, the collaborative project is now reaching out to the Eagle County residents it hopes to serve for public input and attitudes on the topic at hand.
A community survey has been developed to gauge and benchmark community behaviors and attitudes when it comes to climate change and taking action locally to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. Visit www.walkingmountains.org/cap from February 6th-27th to complete the survey online. The stakeholders of the Climate Action Plan all agree they want the community to tell them how best to handle achieving the goals of the plan.
“We wanted to give our diverse community an opportunity to tell us what they want to see and participate in. It takes an entire community to reach the goals set forth in the plan and we want everyone to feel they have a voice in the process,” says Kim Langmaid, founder, Vice President, and Director of Sustainability and Stewardship Programs at Walking Mountains Science Center.
The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Every person who takes the survey within the first ten days will be entered to win a $100 dollar gift card to City Market. During the first ten days of the survey, a drawing for one $100 gift card will be held daily. The earlier you fill out the survey, the more days you’ll be entered into the drawing to win a gift card!
While you must be 18 or older to complete the survey, the stakeholders are encouraging part-time and full-time residents, business owners, homeowners, renters, second homeowners, climate change believers and skeptics alike to complete the survey. A Spanish translated version of the survey is also available.
From the Climate Action Collaborative, thank you helping the Eagle County community take the next step towards addressing climate change on a local level. If you have any questions about the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community, please contact Kim Langmaid at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.walkingmountains.org/cap.
About the Climate Action Plan Collaborative:
The Climate Action Collaborative of the Eagle County Community is a group of local governments, businesses, schools, special districts, and nonprofits to implement the recommendations of the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. The plan recommends county-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050, from the Eagle County 2014 baseline inventory. The Collaborative meets quarterly and includes working groups focusing on: residential buildings, commercial buildings, transportation and mobility, materials management and landfill, and education and outreach.