sustainability goals

  • Climate neutrality in municipal operations by 2030
  • Transition municipal operations to 100% clean renewable energy by 2040
  • Transition the entire town of Boone to 100% clean renewable energy by 2050

    *The Boone Town Council first committed to a broad sustainability goal in a meeting on December 15th, 2016.This initial broad goal was transformed into what it is today in a Town Council meeting on April 18th, 2019.

    The Town of Boone hosts a sustainability committee that guides the town’s efforts toward a more sustainable future. Currently, the sustainability committee is working on a town council request to draft a sustainability toolkit meant to lay out how municipal operations will implement sustainability efforts in a lasting and meaningful way. This sustainability toolkit will focus on the town-wide level of municipal operations, while also breaking down sustainability efforts by town departments so each approach fits to a department’s unique context. The sustainability committee works with town staff to determine the best approaches for sustainability across town departments.

    Sustainability Committee Responsibilities:

    “Responsible for establishing short- and long-term goals and recommendations to improve the sustainability and resilience of the community, conducts public focus groups, surveys, and educational programs on various areas of sustainability-related issues, and establishes a yearly public sustainability forum for the purpose of reporting effectiveness of current measures and receiving broad input for new measures.”