The Town of Vail has been recognized as one of 88 cities across the globe that continue to lead on environmental action despite the pressures of tackling COVID-19. Vail’s A list rating for 2020 has been awarded by CDP Cities, a global emissions reporting platform based in London, with offices around the world. This is the first time the town has achieved the climate leader rating.
Due to the rising COVID-19 cases in Eagle County and out of an abundance of caution, the Town of Vail is postponing the Hard to Recycle event that had been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13 at the Ford Park parking lot. Public health and safety are the town’s top priority. The event will be rescheduled when the COVID-19 case numbers have been lowered.
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - The Town of Vail’s celebration of America Recycles Day returns for its fifth year with a collection event for e-waste and paper shredding. America Recycles Day is held annually on Nov. 15. Vail will mark the occasion with a collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the Ford Park parking lot.Public health protocols will apply.
Community members have been sharing their feedback virtually to help shape the West Vail Master Plan. Over the first few weeks of September, the project team held a virtual open house to kick off the West Vail Master Plan with the general public. Through the Virtual Open House, participants could learn about the plan and share their ideas and vision for the West Vail neighborhood. About 275 people participated and provided valuable insights on the primary issues for the plan to address, key...
The annual Sole Power Green Commuting Challenge has completed its 10th year of the program while surpassing the 50,000 miles goal for human powered miles logged. Sole Power celebrated the end of the season with 280 participants logging 50,879 miles, which is a 32% increase over miles logged in 2019. Since the start of Sole Power in 2011, over 345,000 miles of human powered commuting has prevented 156 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
Vail Town Council’s decision to uphold the Planning and Environmental Commission’s 2019 approval of the Booth Heights development application in East Vail has been affirmed by Eagle County District Court Judge Russell Granger. In an order issued earlier this week, Judge Granger found the Town Council neither exceeded its jurisdiction nor abused its discretion in its decision to approve the application.
The Vail Town Council gave final approval to new contractor certification requirements by adopting Ordinance No. 12 Series of 2020 at its Oct. 20 meeting.
The Town of Vail will host another in its virtual Lunch with the Locals series at noon Monday, Sept. 28 with a presentation from Nikki Maline of Energy Smart Colorado. Maline will be talking about energy saving tricks and tips for your home plus giving an overview of programs that offer technical guidance and funding to help homeowners make their dwellings more efficient. Tune in to learn how to save money on energy costs this winter.
The town’s Environmental Sustainability team is looking to collect your thoughts on the future of e-bike share systems in Vail. Following a pilot program this summer in which 12 e-bikes were used to log a collective 2,062 miles through 518 riders in partnership with Bewegen Technologies, the town is interested in capturing community feedback to help determine if the program should be offered in the future.
The Town of Vail is hosting a “Virtual Open House” for the West Vail Master Plan. Due to COVID conditions, the Open House will be entirely virtual, found at EngageVail.com. The purpose of this Open House is to hear from the public on a vision for West Vail and understand desired conditions for housing, businesses, land use and design, and transportation facilities. The virtual open house will be open for feedback through Friday, Sept. 11.