Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

CO Greenhouse Gas Roadmap

On January 14, 2021, Colorado released its Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap. The Roadmap represents the most action-oriented, ambitious and substantive planning process that Colorado has ever undertaken on climate leadership, pollution reduction and a clean energy transition. It lays out an achievable pathway to meet the state’s science-based climate targets of 26% by 2025, 50% by 2030% and 90% by 2050 from 2005 levels that were part of House Bill 19-1261 Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution. An executive summary of the Roadmap (also included in the full report) is available in English and in Spanish


Commute Carbon Footprint

Smart Commute offers employers a customized Commute Carbon Footprint based on their employee’s commute habits. A person’s commute to work is a daily choice and has real costs, including the cost in time, fuel, CO2 and personal health. A Commute Carbon Footprint is one method of understanding an organization’s contribution to air pollution through employee commute choices. This tool uses data collected from employees by survey and calculates the daily and annual footprint generated with this data. Incorporating an annual or biannual Commute Carbon Footprint will also allow an organization to understand its progress in reducing its footprint over time. Most commute costs are borne by employees themselves, or the community where an organization is located. Therefore, an organization’s commitment to reducing its Commute Carbon Footprint meets sustainability goals and can fit within a triple bottom line sustainability evaluation as a tangible, measurable line item.

Check out this example of what a Commute Carbon Footprint can look like for you! 

To develop a Commute Carbon Footprint, Smart Commute will work with interested organizations to collect the necessary data. For more information, please contact Smart Commute.