In 2009, the Town Council adopted an environmental sustainability plan to bring ecological awareness into all aspects of town governance. This plan was created with the help of the Rocky Mountain Institute and Snowmass citizens.
This plan is being reviewed and implemented by the Environmental Advisory Board. In 2020, the EAB presented an update to the Sustainability Plan to the Town Council.
Efforts to reduce the energy consumption associated with town operations have influenced how we build, manage, and operate buildings and facilities. The Town is always searching for opportunities to create efficiencies through energy conservation and resource stewardship.
Carbon Footprint Reports
In 2010, the town completed its first Carbon Footprint Report in collaboration with Climate Mitigation Services, and established its 2020 goal to "reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020, over the 2009 baseline."
The Town's carbon inventory reports are available below. They provide a baseline understanding of our carbon footprint and allow us to explore concrete ways to reduce our impact.