Frisco Environmental & Sustainability Initiatives

Contact Info

Gilly Plog

Environmental Programs Coordinator
970-668-4572
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The Town of Frisco has long shown thoughtfulness around sustainability issues and expressed this through efforts such as zero waste events, solar on Town buildings, the purchase of hybrid town vehicles and more.

In their 2019-2020 Strategic Plan, Frisco Town Council committed to doing even more to collaboratively protect and sustain our treasured environment by ensuring that new development achieves a balance between the natural and built environment and implementing initiatives to address climate change and protect our vibrant mountain resources.

Initiatives & Actions Supporting a Sustainable Environment

Summit Climate Action Plan

In April 2019, Frisco Town Council adopted the 2019 Summit Community Climate Action Plan through a resolution. The Plan is the product of the Summit Climate Action Collaborative, a group of communities, businesses and organizations who funded and provided input on the plan. In addition to allowing Frisco to help fulfill its own sustainability goals, the Climate Action Plan project was intended to help the Town meet its Compact for Colorado Communities commitments, which Frisco signed on to in September 2017.

The plan outlines five key priorities:

  • Renewable energy: Reduce emissions from electricity use 100% by 2035.
  • Building energy: Reduce emissions from building energy use 21% by 2030 and 36% by 2050.
  • Transportation: Reduce emissions from transportation 25% by 2030 and 91% by 2050.
  • Waste: Reduce emissions from waste 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050.
  • Forests: Maintain forest cover county-wide and improve forest resilience to climate impacts.

The Plan sets overall goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Summit County by 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

100% Renewable

In May 2019, the Town of Frisco joined 10 other Colorado communities in committing to reach 100% renewable energy by 2035, through a resolution. This was in support of one of the goals outlined in the 2019 Summit Community Climate Action Plan. 

Transportation & Vehicle Charging Stations

In an ongoing effort to transition to and encourage electric vehicles, the Town of Frisco unveiled a new two-port electric vehicle charging station on 3rd Avenue between Main Street and Granite Street. Frisco was awarded a grant from Charge Ahead Colorado to install the multi-port station. The station is available free of charge and is “on the map” on charging station location apps like Charge Point and Plug Share.