About the Green Team The purpose of the Basalt Green Team is to advocate for a more resilient and sustainable Basalt. The Green Team sponsors projects throughout Basalt that promote waste reduction, improve energy efficiency, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainability.
The Green Team was originally formed in 2007 after a group of citizens attended the Sonoran Institute's 2007 Community Energy Futures Institute Workshop in Grand Junction. The Team has accomplished many goals throughout the years, some of which include:
Current Projects Currently the Green Team is analyzing the Town's municipal buildings and facilities for energy efficiency. A blower test was conducted in early December at Basalt Town Hall which led to findings of energy leaks within the building. The Green Team is funding the work to improve the structure's energy loss.
Climate Action Plan The Town Council formally adopted the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community with the Basalt Addendum in February 2017 via Resolution No. 6, Series of 2017. The purpose of the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community is to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions with reduction targets of 25% by 2025, and 80% by 2050. Since its completion, the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community has been adopted by the towns of Avon, Basalt, Eagle, Minturn, and Vail, and by the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District. The final document can be viewed here:
The Basalt Addendum furthers the goals of the Plan through six strategies, as recommended by the Green Team, including 1) Adopting a goal of 100% clean energy by 2030; 2) Engaging in regional, state and national advocacy; 3) Enforcement and development of policy and code; 4) Municipal energy efficiency; 5) Community outreach, engagement and education; and 6) Annual progress reports and assessment. The Basalt Addendum to Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community can be found here: http://www.basalt.net/DocumentCenter/View/2423.
Recent News The Town of Basalt is proud to stand with other local communities as leaders in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other climate change reduction measures. With the recommendation of the Green Team, the Basalt Town Council recently approved the Town's membership into two state-wide organizations with green initiatives.
Membership Green Team members are appointed by Town Council. The Team traditionally has approximately seven members, although there is no officially designated number of seats. The Green Team meets the second Monday of every month from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. If you are interested in membership with this committee, please contact the Planning Department for more information.
Highlights The Basalt Green Team works towards its goals with the help of area partners, including the following:
2017 Meeting Notes