FCSG Statement on Climate Action Plan and On-Bill Financing

Statement updated on October 31, 2014

At its work session on October 28th, the Fort Collins City Council considered two items likely to have a significant impact on community-wide greenhouse gas emissions for years to come. The first item addressed strategies for the City’s updated Climate Action Plan. The second addressed potential improvements to Fort Collins Utilities’ On-bill Financing program.

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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