Environmental

Environmental Sustainability seeks to balance the responsible use of and impacts on natural resources with societal needs. Explore this section to learn more about the Aspen community's key environmental sustainability themes, desired outcomes, actions, and initiatives.

Air

The Aspen community enjoys clean, healthy air. Residents and visitors expect and value clear skies and unpolluted air. 

Mountains

Energy

The Aspen community effectively manages its energy needs while minimizing adverse environmental impacts.

Dam

Parks, Trails & Open Space

The management of Aspen’s natural resources balances wide-ranging wildlife habitats, recreational opportunities, and connected, accessible places.

Stream through green field

Waste

The Aspen community's waste is minimal and diversion and reuse is practiced where ever possible.

Trash truck dumping trash

Water

The Aspen community has a sufficient supply of safe, clean water to satisfy needs. It maintains healthy streams and rivers.

Stream