Climate Crossroads stops in Frisco |

Climate Crossroads stops in Frisco

Daily Staff Writer

FRISCO – Hold your hydrocarbons! The Climate Crossroads Series, a weekly film and discussion series that runs March through April, will stop at Frisco Town Hall at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 19 for a look at the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Plan and the Town of Frisco’s efforts to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals.The Town of Frisco has signed onto the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Plan and has begun the process of auditing the community’s carbon footprint and developing plans to reduce carbon emissions. Some steps recommended by the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Plan include increasing energy performance in buildings, increasing the use of fuel-efficient vehicles and alternative fuels and educating town employees and community members.”The Town of Frisco takes its role in addressing climate change very seriously,” town manager Michael Penny said. “We’re using a variety of strategies to cut its emissions, and we’re eager to share our progress with the community.”The Climate Crossroads Series is hosted by a group of local nonprofits calling itself the Cool Winter Coalition. The coalition includes the Blue River Group of the Sierra Club, High Country Conservation Center, Continental Divide Land Trust, Blue River Watershed Group, and the Keystone Science School.The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with an introduction by Sierra Club’s Cool Cites Coordinator Roger Singer followed by a short DVD from the Sundance Film Festival about the Mayors Gathering on Climate Change.Frisco Town Manager Michael Penny and Councilmember Tom Looby will discuss Frisco’s energy audit and plans for the future.For more information on this or upcoming films, contact the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703.

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