Vail, Eagle County join CC4CA to combat climate change

Real Vail reports on the formation of CC4CA:

Vail and Eagle County have joined with seven other Colorado communities, from large to small and east to west, to push for more action to tackle climate change at the state and federal levels through an organization called Colorado Communities for Climate Action, or CC4CA.

Vail environmental sustainability manager Kristen Bertuglia says formation of the CC4CA is groundbreaking. “As climate change poses the most serious threat to our environment and economy, we also have an historic opportunity. Vail has adopted greenhouse gas emissions goals in effort to mitigate our environmental impact as a resort community. However as communities collaborate and support policy change at local, state, and federal levels through the Coalition, we will have much greater success in achieving more significant reductions in carbon.”

Eagle County Commissioner and board chair Jeanne McQueeney agrees. “Our recently updated environmental policy statement includes a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from county operations 5 percent per year, to achieve a 50 percent reduction by 2030. Now, we need a better, more effective framework of state and federal climate policies that support our efforts. Our local actions should be part of a coordinated, overall approach to climate change.”

Read the full article in Real Vail.