The 2023 Boulder County Sustainability Plan is intended to articulate the county’s vision to create a more environmentally sustainable community as well as provide a blueprint for achieving our collective environmental sustainability. This 2023 version is the third iteration of the plan. The first Sustainability Plan was adopted in 2012, with an update published in 2018.
Monitor indoor and outdoor air quality to prevent pollution.
Achieve carbon neutrality and become more resilient to the potential effects of climate change.
Preserve and restore healthy and vibrant ecosystems that sustain all inhabitants.
Foster building practices that encourage energy efficiency to reduce overall energy consumption while also increasing use of clean energy in new and existing buildings.
Support local food production and encourage sustainable agricultural practices on publicly-owned and private lands.
Promote the use of alternative transportation and fuel-efficient vehicles in order to decrease emissions while maintaining or expanding mobility for county residents, employees and visitors.
Monitor water quality of rivers, streams, and watershed to maintain safe, sufficient clean water supply.
Reduce landfilled waste while finding ways to reuse, recycle and compost discarded materials.