Routt County’s Climate Action Plan is an actionable document that will guide the community towards implementing climate action solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the overall quality of life and long-term resiliency.
The strategies within the CAP have been divided into six sectors: Energy, Transportation, Land Use, Waste, Accountability, and Economics.
The plan was adopted by the Steamboat Springs City Council on July 6, 2021, the plan and its strategies and actions, if implemented successfully, are likely to lead to a 74% reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.
The Routt County Climate Action Collaborative was developed to provide a collaboration and implementation framework for the CAP through regional decision making and alignment. Local government partners recognize the need and benefit to implement best practices to reduce GHG emissions and draw down carbon levels in the atmosphere at the local and regional level.
The Routt County Climate Action Collaborative is now accepting applications for one 3-year community board seat. Return completed applications directly to the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council on 919 Oak Street or email by Thursday, November 16, 2023. Appointment will start January 1, 2024.
Success Of Our Community Relies Upon The Thriving Natural Environment In Which We Live
The Routt County community has come together to understand the threats of climate change and develop actionable solutions to ensure we continue to protect our environment and natural resources while providing an excellent quality of life for us and future generations. That is why we have developed a Climate Action Plan for our whole community, including businesses, residents and guests