Work groups reveal 41 actionable climate recommendations to meet carbon goals


With an optimistic, almost party-like vibe — complete with free commemorative pint glasses for the kombucha or beer on tap — Routt County Climate Action Plan organizers and volunteers revealed 41 actionable recommendations to help lower greenhouse gas emissions countywide.

Organizers of the open house Wednesday said they were happy that the estimated 175 people in attendance ranged from 20-somethings to retirees. The reveal-style event and presentation included printed displays spread around the auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs and outlined recommendations in five areas — energy, transportation, waste, land use and the economy.

In Routt County, the largest sectors for carbon pollution emissions include energy at 54% and transportation at 26%.