Climate Emergency Resolution

On October 8, 2019, the Longmont City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency (read the full text here), establishing Longmont's intent to take immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis. This a resident-initiated resolution that was passed by a unanimous vote of the Council.


On October 8, 2019, the Longmont City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency (read the full text here), establishing Longmont's intent to take immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis. This a resident-initiated resolution that was passed by a unanimous vote of the Council.

The resolution challenges not only the municipal government of Longmont, but also its residents, businesses and community partners, to take action to combat climate change. This site is your place not only to learn about what the City of Longmont is doing, but also to share your actions, ideas and stories about what you are doing to help.

How you can take action:

In order to achieve the change needed on the scale required to address climate change, we will need everyone’s help and we hope that you will continue to stay involved. Below are many ways that you can participate in climate action efforts outside of the Climate Action Task Force.

  1. Start using tips that other residents and local businesses have been doing or submit your own under the "Earth-Saving Tips" tab
  2. Read how your neighbors and local businesses have been affected by climate change (and how they combat it) or submit your own story under "Your Stories" tab
  3. We plan to form subcommittees to focus on specific topic areas of climate action. As we create those subcommittees, we will announce opportunities on multiple channels, including Engage Longmont.
  4. Join the Just Transition Plan Committee (application due December 27, 2019), which will focus more specifically on social equity in climate action. Click here for more information.
  5. Join the Longmont Sustainability Coalition! This is a great avenue to stay connected to all things sustainability, including climate action. This group is open to anyone and will be providing feedback on climate action strategies that come out of the Task Force and Just Transition Plan Committee, as well as supporting community engagement efforts. You can find more information here.
  6. Become a sustainability volunteer! Volunteers help table at events, give community presentations, and help promote sustainability resources and events.

Just want to stay in the loop? We have a quarterly sustainability newsletter that provide information and updates on what’s happening in the world of sustainability in Longmont. Click here to subscribe.



On October 8, 2019, the Longmont City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency (read the full text here), establishing Longmont's intent to take immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis. This a resident-initiated resolution that was passed by a unanimous vote of the Council.

The resolution challenges not only the municipal government of Longmont, but also its residents, businesses and community partners, to take action to combat climate change. This site is your place not only to learn about what the City of Longmont is doing, but also to share your actions, ideas and stories about what you are doing to help.

How you can take action:

In order to achieve the change needed on the scale required to address climate change, we will need everyone’s help and we hope that you will continue to stay involved. Below are many ways that you can participate in climate action efforts outside of the Climate Action Task Force.

  1. Start using tips that other residents and local businesses have been doing or submit your own under the "Earth-Saving Tips" tab
  2. Read how your neighbors and local businesses have been affected by climate change (and how they combat it) or submit your own story under "Your Stories" tab
  3. We plan to form subcommittees to focus on specific topic areas of climate action. As we create those subcommittees, we will announce opportunities on multiple channels, including Engage Longmont.
  4. Join the Just Transition Plan Committee (application due December 27, 2019), which will focus more specifically on social equity in climate action. Click here for more information.
  5. Join the Longmont Sustainability Coalition! This is a great avenue to stay connected to all things sustainability, including climate action. This group is open to anyone and will be providing feedback on climate action strategies that come out of the Task Force and Just Transition Plan Committee, as well as supporting community engagement efforts. You can find more information here.
  6. Become a sustainability volunteer! Volunteers help table at events, give community presentations, and help promote sustainability resources and events.

Just want to stay in the loop? We have a quarterly sustainability newsletter that provide information and updates on what’s happening in the world of sustainability in Longmont. Click here to subscribe.


  • Members for the Climate Task Force Named!

    3 days ago

    The Climate Action Task Force was approved by Longmont City Council on December 3, 2019. The Climate Action Task Force will have 120 days from their first meeting on December 18, 2019 to develop the report for Longmont City Council.

    City Council member:

    • Marcia Martin

    Longmont residents:

    • Karen Dike
    • Alessandro Franchin
    • Diana Gonzales
    • Tyler Jones
    • Michelle Mendieta
    • Lynette McClain
    • Silvana Munro
    • Amy Schmidt
    • Gregg Thomas
    • Peter Wood

    Community partners:

    The Climate Action Task Force was approved by Longmont City Council on December 3, 2019. The Climate Action Task Force will have 120 days from their first meeting on December 18, 2019 to develop the report for Longmont City Council.

    City Council member:

    • Marcia Martin

    Longmont residents:

    • Karen Dike
    • Alessandro Franchin
    • Diana Gonzales
    • Tyler Jones
    • Michelle Mendieta
    • Lynette McClain
    • Silvana Munro
    • Amy Schmidt
    • Gregg Thomas
    • Peter Wood

    Community partners:

    • Del Rae Heiser, Longmont Downtown Development Authority
    • Laurel Mattrey, St. Vrain Valley School District
    • Ocean Fredriksen, Boulder County Housing Authority
    • Joni Lynch, The OUR Center

    City Staff:

    • Lisa Knoblauch, Sustainability
    • Anne Lutz, Longmont Power & Communications
    • Blas Hernandez (building) and Phil Greenwald (transportation), Planning

    Two technical advisors (non-voting):

    • Andy Butcher, Platte River Power Authority (PRPA)
    • Magnolia Landa-Posas, Just Transition/Climate Justice

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  • Climate Task Force

    3 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The Climate Emergency Resolution states:

    "Be it further resolved, that the Longmont City Council will convene a climate working group composed of City staff, other subject matter experts, partners, concerned residents, including those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, to discuss further steps the City should take to promote a carbon-free, sustainable city, with the goal of creating and submitting a report outlining such steps within 120 days of this resolution, and quarterly thereafter."

    How you can apply to the Task Force:

    The Climate Emergency Resolution states:

    "Be it further resolved, that the Longmont City Council will convene a climate working group composed of City staff, other subject matter experts, partners, concerned residents, including those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, to discuss further steps the City should take to promote a carbon-free, sustainable city, with the goal of creating and submitting a report outlining such steps within 120 days of this resolution, and quarterly thereafter."

    How you can apply to the Task Force:

    • Every resident of Longmont is invited to apply to join the Task Force. Apply by filling out the online application.
    • **NOTE: Make sure to select the "Climate Action Task Force" from the drop down menu in the application.
    • Under the "Experience" section of the application, include a written paragraph or two about why you want to join the Task Force and what you feel you have to offer. If you have special experience that you think is relevant, include your resume. But note that not every applicant needs special knowledge or "work experience." We also need people whose lives are their qualification. Everyone's experience matters!
    • Deadline to apply: By 5 p.m. November 15
    • The selection committee will review the applications and make recommendations to City Council
    The Climate Action Task Force will be comprised of:
    • One City Council member
    • Three staff members (from Sustainability, Longmont Power and Communications, and Planning divisions)
    • Eight Longmont residents
    • Four community partners from:
      • Business community
      • Education community
      • Affordable housing community
      • Non-profit/human services community
    • Two technical advisors (non-voting):
      • Platte River Power Authority (PRPA)
      • Just Transition/climate justice