FCSG Statement on LED Street Lights and Vision for a Fossil-Free Future Budget Offers

Statement updated on October 21, 2014

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) strongly supports budget offers EH 61.1: LED Streetlight Replacement Program and EH 47.15: Community Engagement in a Vision for A Fossil-Free Future. We were disappointed to learn that neither of these items appears on the list of offers that City Council has asked to be added to the City Manager’s Recommended Budget on first reading.

Fort Collins should reduce carbon footprint

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on October 15, 2014

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) is a community group whose mission is to “develop and advocate a vision and strategy for becoming a sustainable community in partnership with key stakeholders.”

We believe that there are two items in the 2015-2016 budget, which give City Council the opportunity to ensure that Fort Collins lowers its carbon footprint and leads by example. The two items FCSG supports, LED Streetlight Replacement Program and Community Engagement in a Vision for a Fossil-Free Future, are consistent with the city’s adopted climate action plan.

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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