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Community Open Houses on Climate Action Plan

  • 19 September 2016

Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle County are inviting the public to give feedback on a draft climate action plan for the community during open house sessions taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center in Vail and on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Miller Ranch Community Room in Edwards.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to cap@walkingmountains.org. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The draft climate action plan has been created over the past seven months by a group of over 30 local stakeholders representing towns, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations. The goal of the plan is to provide greenhouse gas reduction targets and solutions the community can work toward.

Recommendations include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 25 percent by 2025 and 80 percent by 2050. Suggested actions include saving energy in homes and commercial buildings through scaling up energy efficiency programs; engaging local businesses and schools in more sustainability programs; increasing the use of zero emissions vehicles; and diverting waste from the landfill through increased recycling and composting.

For more information, visit www.walkingmountains.org/cap.

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