Statement on Road to Zero Waste Goals and the Community Organics Recycling Program

Posted on May 23, 2017

In 2013 the City of Fort Collins adopted the forward-thinking goal of attaining zero waste by 2030 through reduction, recycling, composting and diversion as a key component of its Climate Action Plan. With 3.9% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Fort Collins currently coming from solid waste and our landfill scheduled for closure in 2025, Fort Collins needs to expedite implementation of strategies to achieve its Road to Zero Waste and Climate Action Plan goals.

At its work session on May 23rd, City Council is being asked to provide feedback to staff on three separate potential actions:

Open Letter to NOAA, EPA Scientists

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on April 14, 2017

On Earth Day, April 22, there will be a March for Science nationwide and in Fort Collins, followed by a national People’s Climate March on April 29. These will be two excellent opportunities to express appreciation and solidarity with scientists, who sustain us through their work.

In the newly proposed federal budget, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are being targeted for massive cuts to jobs, grants and services that preserve our public health, safety and security, economy and environment. We can express support for NOAA and EPA scientists by calling members of Congress to request full funding of these agencies in the current and future budget cycles. Our open letter to those scientists follows.

Trump Budget Emphasizes Wrong Threats

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on April 7, 2017

In the daily barrage of absurdities emanating from the Trump administration, the larger ones easily get lost among the smaller ones. Two examples of the former are proposed cuts to programs that track and address climate change, paired with proposed increases in military spending.

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