Boulder, ColoradoFostering energy sustainability. The City of Boulder, Colorado has recently launched a Boulder Energy Challenge, claimed to be the first-of-its-kind program to promote innovation and collaborative public-private partnerships, and to encourage community-driven solutions.  The program is designed to foster energy efficiency and reduce the community’s carbon footprint. Up to $300,000 in grants will be awarded in the first year of the program, with up to 10 energy efficiency projects and renewable energy systems. The funds are derived from Boulder’s Climate Action Plan tax — the first such tax to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Read the Boulder Daily Camera full article.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.