WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION?
City Council is considering a resolution to direct resources to the environmental sustainability of Manitou Springs. This resolution provides a timeline of measurable action that moves the City to achieving the community’s ambitious environmental vision. Stretch goals push everyone to move beyond what is currently being done. They can only be achieved if substantially new ideas, approaches, and strategies are pursued. Stretch goals inspire and require creativity and innovation.
As a community, we recognize that Climate Change is a threat to some of our greatest assets. We also understand that to create positive change, we must be leaders in the region in pushing ourselves to protect the environment and develop sustainable practices to fight Climate Change head on.
This resolution is a commitment from the City to champion resiliency and to work with the community and stakeholders to find the best solution to difficult problems.
This report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program was part of federally mandated climate research required under the Global Change Research Act 1990.