Environmental Sustainability


    The Town of Telluride is updating it's CLIMATE ACTION PLAN to continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve our climate goal of being carbon neutral. Do you live or work in the town of Telluride or a nearby community and what is your definition of Climate Change? Is it important to you that the Town of Telluride takes action to mitigate climate change in our community?

  2. What are your ideas on how the Town of Telluride community can best mitigate Climate Change?

    Please share your thoughts! Some ideas can include building, transportation, and waste.

  3. 1. Mandate all tourists and out of town vehicles (except workers) park outside town and take shuttle. Saves gas emmissions. Provide a sensibly located free parking lot for them. 2. Trim back or top many of the giant trees all over town. It allows for more solar gain instead of additional heat needs. Also it restores lost views.


Love Telluride? We do too. So, let’s work together to protect this special mountain town and its beautiful backyard. The Ecology Commission’s Live Like a Local campaign is a good source of information about local ordinances and best practices designed to protect our quality of life and natural environment, including:

  1. Don’t be trashy, reduce, reuse and recycle. If you need help with local recycling rules, ask your property manager or carefully read the signage on the garbage cans and dumpsters where you are staying.
  2. Slow the Flow, save H20. The region is experiencing long-term drought. Please conserve water.
  3. Be Bear Aware and secure trash cans. Allowing bears and other wildlife to get used to human food waste is dangerous for these wild creatures.
  4. Pick up where your dog left off. Need we say more?
  5. Leave No Trace. Let’s give our natural surroundings some love this summer.
  6. Idling is a turn off and it’s illegal per a local ordinance. It is illegal to idle for more than 30 seconds (3 minutes on a cold morning). Our mountain air is clean and clear. Let’s keep it that way!
Ecology Commission: Live Like a Local