We’re excited to spotlight some recently completed projects and the great work our clients are doing!
2020 Colorado Resiliency Framework
Updating the State of Colorado’s Resiliency Framework amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic required rapid deployment of digital tools and creative engagement techniques. More than 300 stakeholders participated in virtual summits, sector meetings, and scenario planning – with hundreds more engaged through surveys and roundtable discussions.
The backdrop of the pandemic and economic recession framed the urgency of addressing resiliency to risks and vulnerabilities that cut across all sectors and regions in the state – so that Colorado can recognize, respond to, and thrive when facing interrelated and cascading risks.
Learn more about the 2020 Colorado Resiliency Framework at coresiliency.com/colorado-resiliency-framework.
City of Bozeman, MT Climate Plan
The City of Bozeman’s Climate Plan establishes bold targets for community greenhouse gas emissions reductions, including 26% emissions reduction by 2025, 100% net clean electricity by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050. The Climate Plan also establishes goals to enhance the community’s resiliency and ability to adapt to the anticipated local impacts of climate change.
The plan details 16 innovative and actionable solutions organized across 6 areas. Each solution includes a suite of supporting actions that ultimately helps Bozeman achieve its climate vision and goals. Actions encompass a range of activities including advocacy, projects, programs, infrastructure, outreach, partnerships, policy, financial tools, studies, and more.
To learn more about the City of Bozeman’s climate progress visit Bozeman.net/ClimatePlan.
City of Thornton, CO Sustainability Action Agenda
The Thornton Sustainability Action Agenda is the City’s first sustainability planning effort. The process included an update to the City’s municipal and community-wide greenhouse gas inventories and robust stakeholder engagement to develop goals and strategies for sustainability.
Throughout the engagement process, Brendle Group focused on building staff capacity to transition from planning to implementation, with specific attention on identifying resources that drive progress amidst the impacts and challenges of COVID-19 response and recovery.
To learn more about the City of Thornton’s sustainability progress visit thorntonsustainability.com.
City of Durango, CO and La Plata Electric Association Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan
The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide. With this in mind, the City of Durango (City) and LPEA partnered to develop an Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Plan that outlines strategic actions Durango can take to increase EV adoption.
By planning for an EV future, Durango will support existing and future community members, commuters, and visitors who choose to drive electric, as well as align with current state initiatives related to improving the transportation sector and reducing transportation-related GHG emissions. To learn more about Durango’s EV goals visit durangogov.org/1383/Electric-Vehicles.
National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Climate Challenge
The 2020-2021 ski season marks the 10th anniversary of the Climate Challenge. The Climate Challenge is a voluntary program dedicated to helping participating ski areas inventory, target, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Despite the unique difficulties facing ski areas during the COVID-19 pandemic, 50 ski areas enrolled in the Climate Challenge this season. Learn more about the Climate Challenge at nsaa.org/NSAA/Sustainability/Climate_Challenge.aspx.