On December 13, 2016, the Avon Town Council unanimously voted to adopt the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. The plan is the culmination of a year-long effort that included more than 30 Eagle County stakeholders who were tasked with reducing GHG emissions for the entire County. An updated plan was readopted in 2020.
The Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community calls for greenhouse gas emission reduction targets of 50% by 2030 and a minimum of 80% by 2050. Energy use, transportation use, commercial buildings, waste and energy sources are all addressed within the plan, which is focused on climate mitigation. In order to meet the established targets, the plan also contains project recommendations for the community, including county government, towns, businesses, nonprofits, and other partners to begin immediate climate action.