The Compact of Colorado Communities was birthed a year ago in climate-change activism in Aspen. But for its coming out party, a suburban location in metro Denver was chosen. Even so, some people believe such discussions are better held without mention of climate change or clean energy.
What’s lacking in the Colorado climate story? Aspen’s city government believes it’s a network geared toward assisting internal change in local communities.
Aspen in 1974 was seeing the need for massive expansion of water storage and treatment to accommodate population growth. Instead, it set out on a different course, one of conservation and efficiency. Per-capital use has declined from 516 gallons to 164 gallons during the last two decades.