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Local Sustainability Resources and Programming

The City of Louisville is working towards a more sustainable future for the natural environment and our community. This is guided by the current Sustainability Action Plan. Below are resources for Louisville residents and businesses.

Louisville Sustainability Advisory Board

The Sustainability Advisory Board identifies opportunities for sustainable practices and resource conservation throughout the City and advises City Council on such matters.

Boulder County Sustainability

Boulder County Sustainability is a comprehensive resource for resident and business programs related to sustainability.

Energy, Renewable Energy, and Energy Conservation

  • EnergySmart: A service that helps home in all communities in Boulder County become more comfortable and energy efficient.  An expert Energy Advisor can answer questions, help prioritize projects, connect residents with qualified contractors, find and apply for incentives and low-cost financing, and make energy upgrades easier and more affordable.
  • Energy Saver: National energy savings resources
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP): A program that assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs. The program runs from November 1 through April 30 each year.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program: Free weatherization improvements are available to income-qualified homeowners and renters through Longs Peak Energy Conservation (LPEC).

Water Use and Conservation

  • DrinkTap: Water Saving Tips and Resources
  • Sustainable Landscape Information
  • Slow the Flow, Center for ReSource Conservation: A Boulder County based organization with resources and teams specializing in water conservation in homes, business, and for landscape.
  • Toilet Upgrade Program, Center for ReSource Conservation: Save water and money with every flush – get a high-efficiency toilet upgrade! Through a cost-share program with your local municipality and the Center for ReSource Conservation, you can get a modern, sleek toilet that works even better than your old one and uses a fraction of the water for much less than the cost of buying it at a big box store.
  • Water Wise Seminars, Center for ReSource Conservation: Every spring, the Center for ReSource Conservation partners with local water providers to offer Water-Wise Landscape Seminars on Xeriscape and other sustainable landscaping practices. These expert-led seminars are offered at no cost to residents, and they are open to everyone.
  • Keep It Clean Partnership: A comprehensive program in our local area providing education, resources, and programs for residents and business related to storm water and pollution. Examples of programs include: Scoop the Poop, Lawn an Garden Tips, and Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • City Stormwater Program

Solid Waste and Recycling

Local Food and Agriculture

Business Sustainability

  • Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE): a service that provides free expert advisor services, financial incentives and a certification program to help businesses measure and gain recognition for their energy, waste, water, and transportation achievements. The service is available to businesses and commercial property owners throughout Boulder County.  
  • City Green Business Recognition Program: Check out the Louisville businesses that are leading the way in business sustainability and consider patronizing the businesses listed that are more sustainable, improving our community health and economic vitality.

    Communities across Boulder County are taking action for sustainability and Louisville is a part of it!

     

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