City of Fort Collins reduces Green House Gas by 22%

Using cleaner energy and committing to climate action goals, Fort Collins has reduced GHG by 22%

ARTICLE | Sep 4, 2019
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The City of Fort Collins is leading by example in working toward the community's greenhouse gas reduction goals (20% reduction below 2005 levels by 2020, 80% reduction by 2030, and carbon neutral by 2050). As of 2018, the City organization's municipal greenhouse gas emissions are 22% below 2005 levels. This means the organization is ahead of schedule for the 2020 goal! 

Drivers of this reduction include cleaner electricity generation and increased energy efficiency. As stewards of taxpayers’ dollars, the City continues to invest in operational improvements that lower carbon emissions, such as converting municipal buildings to solar energy and City vehicles to electric. 

The City of Fort Collins is committed to providing world-class municipal services, both today and as they grow and change in the future. In order to do so, the organization must be sustainable and resilient. This year, City staff completed the Municipal Sustainability and Adaptation Plan, which is a road map for operating and building a healthy and sustainable organization by 2050. 

To learn more about the City’s climate action goals, visit

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