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The City of Durango is taking steps to ensure that our residents have clean air to breath by: 
  • Encouraging no idling for all City vehicles
  • Converting methane gas to electrical energy the at City's Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Including Hybrid and Flex fuel (ethanol) vehicles in the City fleet
  • Replacing full-sized trucks with compact trucks within the City fleet when applicable
  • Proving electric car outlets for public use at the Transit Center

Climate Energy Action Plan (CEAP)
La Plata County and the City of Durango resolved to develop a climate and energy action plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions after they both signed the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. Under the Agreement, participating cities must strive to meet or beat the Kyoto Protocol targets in their own communities. The City and the County tasked Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE) with facilitating the creation of the climate and energy action plan. 4CORE was asked to engage volunteers from local municipalities, utility companies and businesses in an effort to develop this plan collaboratively.

Over 1,000 international cities, including over 500 U.S. cities, participate in the Cities for Climate Protection program managed by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (formerly referred to as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). La Plata County and the City of Durango are members of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. In order to join, they each passed a resolution pledging to reduce GHG emissions from their local government operations and throughout their communities.

Click Here to view the Climate & Energy Action Plan.  

Contact Info

Amber Blake
Director of Transportation & Sustainability

Transit Center
250 W. 8th St. 
Durango, CO 81301

(970) 375-5061
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