2012 Environmental Sustainability Plan
Aspen trees in the fall

2012 Environmental Sustainability Plan

Cover of the Sustainability PlanThe 2012 Environmental Sustainability Plan was the first iteration of the plan intended to articulate Boulder County’s vision to create a more environmentally sustainable community as well as provide a blueprint for achieving our collective environmental sustainability. An updated version of the plan was adopted in 2018 by the Board of County Commissioners.

By Chapter

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Air Quality

Monitor indoor and outdoor air quality to prevent pollution.

Chapter 3: Climate

Achieve carbon neutrality and become more resilient to the potential effects of climate change.

Chapter 4: Ecological Health

Preserve and restore healthy and vibrant ecosystems that sustain all inhabitants.

Chapter 5: Energy & Buildings

Foster building practices that encourage energy efficiency to reduce overall energy consumption while also increasing use of clean energy in new and existing buildings.

Chapter 6: Health & Wellness

Enhance the health and well-being of all people and the environment in Boulder County.

Chapter 7: Local Food & Agriculture

Support local food production and encourage sustainable agricultural practices on publicly-owned and private lands.

Chapter 8: Transportation

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.

Chapter 9: Water

Monitor water quality of rivers, streams, and watershed to maintain safe, sufficient clean water supply.

Chapter 10: Zero Waste

Reduce landfilled waste while finding ways to reuse, recycle and compost discarded materials.

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Office of Sustainability, Climate Action & Resilience

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Boulder, CO 80302
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Boulder, CO 80306