PiCA

Fort Collins Partners in Climate Action

The six Fort Collins community groups below have formed a new coalition, the Fort Collins Partners in Climate Action, or PiCA, to help the City meet its 2020 and 2030 Climate Action Plan goals and to combat climate change in any way we can:

The PiCA Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from each founding organization, has chosen three projects to work on this year that we believe best further our mission and goals. Information about those projects is below.

Information about additional climate-related issues we are concerned about can be accessed by clicking on the Interests page above. Our Resources page contains links to reference materials that are important for our work.

Businesses, individuals and community groups, including faith-based organizations, can join the PiCA coalition as members or as allies. If you want to support our work, we'd love to have your help! Visit our Support page for instructions on how to join our email list, receive project updates, and take direct action.

PiCA meetings are open to the public. Times and locations are on our Calendar page. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

2019 PROJECTS

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Most of the City's carbon emissions come from the built environment - from electrical, heating and cooling uses. Stronger energy efficiency standards create healthier homes for our residents. They also save money, which makes our homes more affordable.

The air quality monitoring station in North West Fort Collins consistently records some of the highest ozone readings on the Front Range. Why? We explain how ozone is formed in our region and how the City's air pollution monitoring and mitigation strategies must improve.

Scaling Solar and Distributed Energy

Solar, storage and distributed renewables will play a large role in helping the City achieve its 2020 and 2030 carbon reduction goals. How much should we plan for, and how will they be integrated into the grid? These are the policy challenges this PiCA working group will try to tackle in the coming year.

Wise words from 16-yr old climate activist Greta Thunberg, set to music.

Sometimes only youth can speak truth to power.

Simple, Serious, Solvable

An easy-to-understand primer on the climate crisis, its impacts on Colorado, and what we can do about it - from CSU Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science, Scott Denning.

What's in the City's GHG Inventory and Climate Action Plan?

We'll walk you through the basics - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the City's carbon emissions, how we track them, and what we must do to reduce them.

The Benefits of Decarbonization

It's not just about ceasing to burn fossil fuels - which we must do - it's about transitioning to a cleaner, healthier, and more equitable economy.