Green Initiatives

Close Connection to the Environment

As a mountain and recreation-based community, Avon has a close connection with the environment and understands that nature’s health and well-being is one of the town’s most valuable assets. Therefore, reducing Avon’s carbon footprint is one of the town’s priorities. 

Working on implementing both small and large steps to help meet its goal of a 30 percent carbon footprint reduction by 2020, Avon has moved quickly from talk to action. Below are a few of the exciting renewable energy initiatives that Avon has undertaken:

In addition, Avon supports Actively Green which is a valley-wide campaign intended to engage all residents, guests and organizations in caring for our region’s unique natural environment. It is a reminder that regardless of where we live, for whom we work, or how choose to recreate, collectively our quality of life and our visitors’ experiences are dependent on the preservation of the outdoor playground we all share. 

Actively Green means our efforts matter in a variety of ways and at a variety of levels, ranging from a hiker picking up litter near a trailhead, to a town increasing its recycling, to a tri-county effort to promote energy efficiency. We encourage a culture in which every stakeholder is Actively Green every day.

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The Climate Reality Project

The Climate Reality Project is one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to mobilizing action around climate change. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leaders, we are spreading the truth and unleashing cultural momentum to solve the climate crisis.

I Am Pro Snow - 100% Renewable Energy Campaign

At the December 6, 2016, World Climate Summit panel in Paris, where professional winter sports athletes, industry leaders, elected officials and key climate activists discussed how climate change is already impacting the winter sports and mountain community, the Climate Reality Project launched their 100% renewable energy campaign.

The initiative, orchestrated by The Climate Reality Project’s I AM PRO SNOW program, encourages ski resorts, towns, businesses, and other mountain communities around the world to commit to being powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 in the next year.