Breck Starts Public Engagement on SustainableBreck Plan
Updated: Apr 1, 2022
Public Open House to take place Wednesday, April 13 at Colorado Mountain College from 5:30-7:30 P.M. Doors open at 5pm, please arrive early to check-in! Register for the event by clicking the image below:
Breckenridge, Colo. (March 30, 2022) The Town of Breckenridge is launching an update to the 2011 SustainableBreck Plan, the primary document supporting the Town’s decade old sustainability initiatives. The first public open house will be held at Colorado Mountain College on Wednesday April 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. Breckenridge residents, employees, and visitors are invited to attend the plenary presentation followed by breakout sessions.
Breckenridge became one of the first mountain towns to adopt a comprehensive sustainability plan in 2011. The plan has guided the Town’s sustainability efforts for the past ten years. The disposable bag fee, launched in 2013 to deter the use of single use paper and plastic, was the first initiative implemented after adoption. Eight years later, the Town phased out all plastic bags. Annual progress reports have shown that Breckenridge has made substantial strides in providing for the current needs of the community without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Those same reports have also highlighted opportunities for improvement.
The past decade has seen tremendous growth, economic success, evolving travel behavior, and a global pandemic that has significantly influenced the community in various ways. Additionally, the Town Council has adopted more contemporary climate goals and plans to keep pace with the current state of affairs. The update to the SustainableBreck plan will allow the Town to prioritize initiatives to better act on changing realities, both globally and locally.
The Town is inviting citizens who live or work in Breckenridge to attend the Open House at Colorado Mountain College at 5:30 p.m. on April 13 to learn how the project will unfold and how they can play a role in it. The meeting will include small breakout groups in which attendees can provide early input on the priorities that should guide the planning process.
Spanish language interpretation, food, and supervised children’s activities will be available for those who register for the event. Attendance is free. Advanced registration is required. Children must be 5 years or older and must RSVP in advance as space is limited to the first 25 who register.