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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Watch and learn – recycling, compost or trash?

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Approximately 90% of what we throw away can be recycled or composted.If you’ve ever been unsure if your waste should be placed into a recycling, compost, or trash bin - we’re here to help with a collection of easy to follow videos!  Learn more….&...

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Watch these recycling and composting videos... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Participate in local solar without upfront costs and equipment

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The City of Lafayette and Community Energy Solar are once again partnering to provide exciting opportunities for residents to advance clean energy by subscribing to a new Lafayette solar garden.With this program, participants are not required to invest in...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

What are the City of Lafayette's watering restrictions?

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Now that Spring is here and residents are getting lawns, gardens and sprinkler systems ready, the City would like to remind everyone of the permanent water conservation ordinance guidelines. Lafayette City Council enacted a permanent water conservation or...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

WRAC champions pilot program to recycle batteries and art supplies

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The Lafayette Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC), in cooperation with three local businesses located along East Simpson Street, is providing a free, drop-off recycling program for alkaline batteries and used art supplies.

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Lafayette endorses the EPA Food Recovery Challenge

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The Lafayette City Council has pledged to improve sustainable food management practices through a Resolution passed to endorse the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge (FRC). The FRC seeks to reduce environmental impac...

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Lafayette businesses eligible for a sweetheart of a deal on transit passes

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Qualifying employers could receive 70% reimbursement for providing transit passes to employees

Boulder County is offering a 70 percent reimbursement for RTD EcoPasses or MyRide cards to businesses in Lafayette who participate in the Lafayette Green Busines...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

2017 Green Business Awardees announced

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The City of Lafayette’s Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) announces the successful conclusion of its sixth annual Green Business Program, which recognizes local businesses for efforts in energy efficiency, waste reduction, efficient water u...

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View the cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen website... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Lafayette awarded an Environmental Sustainability Grant

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The City of Lafayette has been awarded a $15,000 Environmental Sustainability Matching Grant from Boulder County. This grant program is intended to help leverage community resources for a coordinated, countywide approach to environmental sustainability.Fu...

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Lafayette receives SolSmart Solar Excellence Award

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In addition to a SolSmart GOLD designation, the City of Lafayette has been presented with a 2017 SolSmart Special Recognition Award. This award celebrates and shines a light on communities that have gone above and beyond – earning at least 60% of the tota...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Learn about Lafayette's Climate Goals for 2018 and beyond

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In October 2017, the Lafayette City Council passed a resolution establishing community-wide goals to achieve 80% reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and 100% renewable energy for electricity by 2030.

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Lafayette receives “SolSmart Gold” award for advancing solar energy growth

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SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has awarded a gold designation to the City of Lafayette to recognize the community as a national leader in advancing solar energy.As a SolSmart designee, the City of Lafayette...

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Upgrade

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In its continued support for Electric Vehicle drivers and improved air quality, Lafayette is upgrading the EV Charging Station at the Library. The new station provides more benefits to drivers including a mobile app to locate and reserve stations, notific...

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Environmental Sustainability