Environmental Resolution 2019

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Join us at 10 am on October 12, 2019 as we plant 147 new trees to commemorate the 147th birthday of Manitou Springs and to demonstrate our commitment to the environment. At the same time, volunteers may also help clean up and beautify Hiawatha Gardens, picking up trash and planting new trees.

Together we will show other communities that we are serious about climate action and challenge them to follow our example.

Sign up to Volunteer!

Sign-up online or meet us at 10 am, October 12, 2019 in front of City Hall for information about tree planting locations. We look forward to seeing you there!


- Any small gardening tools you would like,
- Gardening/work gloves if you have them,
- Plenty of water,  
- And a sack lunch. 


Join us at 5 pm on October 12, 2019 following the tree planting for a Community Potluck celebrating Climate Action! Enjoy delicious food and good company while we celebrate a day of hard work in the community.

In addition to food, learn more from local partners and organizations about what they are doing to combat climate change and make Manitou Springs a better place to live. 

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck. Additionally, please bring your own place setting if you can to help us make this a low-waste, sustainable event.


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

Environmental Resolution Documents and Handouts


Click here for links to the resolutions:
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Where did we get our information?

Find more information from the following resources:
  • Colorado Wildland Urban Interface -
    WUI is the transition from natural areas to human development. These areas require collaboration to ensure healthy forests and sustainable communities.
  • Fourth National Climate Assessment - 

    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.

  • IPCC - Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius -
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a United Nations effort to understand the science, potential impacts, and solutions of Climate Change.
  • Manitou Springs Tree Inventory -
    Have you ever wondered what kind of trees are in Manitou Springs? Check out this resource!

Manitou Springs City seal with the subheading environmental resolution.

Interested in getting involved or sharing your opinion? 

Aaron Schultz
Project Coordinator
E-mail: aschultz@comsgov.com