FCSG Statement on Proposed Regional Waste Shed Master Plan

Posted on December 10, 2018

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) strongly endorses the Regional Waste Shed Master Plan that Council will consider during its work session on December 11th. We believe that this plan will advance our community along the “Road to Zero Waste”, will help us meet our 2030 climate goal, and will result in the production of significant quantities of clean compost for agricultural and landscaping purposes.

Vote Yes on Proposition 112

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on October 27, 2018

At a private event with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, he stressed our dire situation. We’re in global warming and ignoring that doesn’t change it.

We have reached the 1-degree C tipping point and going over 0.5 degrees more will be ugly. Watch documentaries "Chasing Coral" or "Chasing Ice" for irrefutable evidence.

Renewable Electricity Sources are Affordable and Reliable

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on September 14, 2018

Recently, opponents of Fort Collins committing to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 have made comments casting doubt on the affordability and reliability of renewable electricity sources. Yet, they fail to support their claims with market-based data from Colorado’s energy sector.

Below are important developments from local utilities that have occurred over the last year. They present fundamental facts of the case that opponents of the 100 percent renewable electricity proposal should not ignore.

Reflections on the Notion of Sustainability

Since its inception in 2005, the Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) has focused on local climate policy. More specifically, we have advocated for City initiatives that would both reduce our community’s greenhouse gas emissions and help our community adapt to climate change. For a detailed history of the work in which we have been engaged, see “The FCSG Story” here: http://fcsg.fccan.org/ObjectivesandGoals.

We subscribe to a notion of sustainability similar to that set forth in the 1987 Brundtland Report, which states that “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” There are numerous examples of past societies that have functioned on a sustainable basis, including many of those in the Americas prior to European contact. However,

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