Resource Stewardship and Sustainability

On September 6, City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Grand Junction EV Readiness Plan.

Steve Traudt Mount Garfield

While developing the City’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan, Grand Junction community members called for the City to become a leader in resource management and sustainability. To serve this goal, the City established strategic priorities in Quality of Life and Resource Stewardship. 

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  1. Jenny Nitzky

    Sustainability Coordinator
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    Phone: 970-256-4059

These priorities steer projects that promote the livability of the community, stewardship of resources, sustainability, and social and recreational opportunities.

These efforts also draw on a history of successful conservation programs that help the City care for its valuable natural resources and make more economical choices to improve the efficiency of City facilities and operations.

The City continues to address environmental challenges facing the community through efforts to conserve water, divert and mitigate waste, transition to clean energy, preserve natural landscapes, and reinforce community resiliency to changes.

Current Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Projects: 

  • The Sustainability Division is currently pursuing a LEED for Cities certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a nationally-recognized program that acknowledges a community's efforts to bolster local social, economic, and environmental sustainability. By winning a competitive application to the LEED for Cities Leadership Cohort program, the City's application fees are waived, and the Division receives regular advising from USGBC staff.
  • The Sustainability Division is working with community members to develop a Sustainability and Adaptation Plan (SAP) that will guide the City's ongoing efforts in resource stewardship and prepare for the healthy future of our community, economy, and environment (engage with us and contribute to the SAP process)
  • On September 6, City Council unanimously voted to adopt the Grand Junction EV Readiness Plan plan that provides strategies to leverage Grand Junction's strategic location to benefit from the ongoing transition to electric vehicles, and to increase equitable access to electric mobility in Grand Junction. Read the full plan.