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The City of Manitou Springs is dedicated to promoting sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. With a commitment to preserving natural resources and creating a greener future, the City has implemented a range of sustainable practices across its departments.

This report provides an overview of the City's sustainable initiatives, highlighting key areas where Manitou Springs is actively working to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance environmental stewardship. From promoting alternative transportation and energy efficiency to preserving natural landscapes and water conservation, the City's efforts showcase its commitment to building a sustainable community.

By adopting sustainable practices, the City of Manitou Springs is not only reducing its impact on the environment but also creating a healthier and more resilient community for its residents. This report delves into the various initiatives and showcases the City's dedication to sustainability in order to inspire other communities and foster a collective effort towards a sustainable future.

On September 17, 2019, the Manitou Springs City Council passed Resolution 1919 which was a groundbreaking achievement in creating robust goals and action items for the City to become more environmentally sustainable.

Car Reduction

Explore the City of Manitou Springs' comprehensive efforts to minimize car usage on our roads. Discover various projects, initiatives, and practices aimed at reducing the impact of automobiles.

Energy Efficiency

Delve into the City's journey towards enhanced energy efficiency. Learn about the measures implemented to make our operations more sustainable and environmentally friendly.


Gain insight into the strategies and policies employed by our dedicated staff to nurture and preserve the natural beauty of our landscapes.

Protecting Our Waterways

Discover the City's commitment to safeguarding our water bodies. Learn about the measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of our aquatic environments.

Reducing Our Footprint

Find a comprehensive list of how the City is championing digital processes in favor of traditional paper-based ones. Explore our initiatives aimed at minimizing environmental impact.

Transition to Digital

Access a centralized list detailing the City's shift towards digital processes. Learn about our initiatives prioritizing sustainability through the adoption of digital technologies.

Water Conservation

Uncover the City's efforts in promoting water conservation both within our operations and among our residents and businesses. Learn about the initiatives aimed at preserving this vital resource for future generations.