FCSG statement on disposable bag fee ordinance

Statement posted on August 18, 2014

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group supports passage of a disposable bag fee ordinance to reduce the number of disposable bags – and the attendant impacts on natural resources and greenhouse gas emissions – used in our community. Two versions of this ordinance will be considered at the City Council meeting on August 19th, 2014.

Disposable bag ordinance good for Fort Collins

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 3, 2014

Fort Collins City Council members Gerry Horak, Lisa Poppaw, Bob Overbeck, Ross Cunniff and Gino Campana should be commended for their leadership in voting for the disposable bag ordinance at first reading at the July 1 council meeting. Second reading is Aug. 19. We encourage Mayor Karen Weitkunat and Wade Troxell to join the other five to vote in favor of the ordinance.

Calculator provides insight on impact of climate change

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on January 30, 2014

Arithmetic can be helpful in understanding climate change. Have you ever wondered how global temperatures are related to carbon dioxide, or how much we’d have to cut carbon dioxide emissions to stop global warming? I created a simple carbon dioxide and climate calculator to do the math: It’s online at http://tinyurl.com/climate-arithmetic.

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