The City of Durango is in the process of creating a new Community Sustainability Plan.
In May 2020, a Sustainability Working Group comprised of representatives from local stakeholder organizations and members of existing Boards and Commissions was formed to guide the Sustainability Plan process. The Working Group has developed a draft vision, sectors, strategies and actions for inclusion in the plan.
Vision:Durango is a community working toward carbon neutrality while preserving our natural environment and conserving resources in a manner that improves quality of life for all residents and maintains Durango's unique character for the benefit of present and future generations.
Overarching Goals (Draft)
Prepare Durango to be more resilient to climate change impacts
Improving the quality of life for the citizens of our community by systematically, creatively and thoughtfully utilizing environmental, human and economic resources in a manner that maintains the unique character of our community for the benefit of present and future generations.
The SAP serves as an umbrella document for the organization-wide integration of sustainability, and establishes actions in ten overarching objective areas: