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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Share your sustainability story!

The City of Lafayette is developing its first Sustainability Plan. The Plan will guide the community's efforts around sustainability. As an early step, we would like to hear what our residents are doing in this area.

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: November 5, 2019

RTD needs to hear Lafayette's input on possible service reduction

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RTD has announced that its shortage of bus and rail operators is impacting their ability to provide riders with the reliable service you deserve. This situation is also requiring many of RTD's operators to work six-day work weeks which affects everyone, f...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Apply to Join the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee

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The City of Lafayette is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee.  There are currently one regular and four alternate positions open that will expire after four years.  Applications will be acce...

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Rescheduled Pay-as-You-Throw/Composting Program meeting on November 6

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The PAYT community meeting that was cancelled on October 29 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers

What is the PAYT (Pay-as-you-throw) program?

The City's PAYT program is a three-cart volume-based system tha...

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VIEW a list of Pay-As-You-Throw FAQs... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Lafayette Home Efficiency Program

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The City of Lafayette has partnered with Energy Outreach Colorado, Boulder County Energy Smart, and Funding Partners to help you make your home more comfortable, healthier, and more efficient! This unique program provides income qualified Lafayette homeow...

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DOWNLOAD the informational flyer.... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Make your home more comfortable and energy efficient!

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Join Boulder County’s Climate Action and retrofit or install your first Air Source Heat Pump! 

Comfort365 is a Boulder County EnergySmart service that provides a cleaner, more efficient, and comfortable option to heat and cool your home. This serv...

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Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Lafayette Sustainability News – April 2019

Water Conservation Master Plan

On April 2, 2019, Council adopted the 2018 Water Conservation Master Plan for the City of Lafayette. To receive state funding for water resources, this plan must meet the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s guidelin...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

New compost program at the Great Bark Dog Park

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The Lafayette Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department, in collaboration with the Lafayette Waste Reduction Committee, is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot dog waste composting program at the Great Bark Dog Park.  Dog waste can be ch...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

New! RTD discounts and 3-hour bus passes now available

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On Jan 1, RTD increased their fare rates, but made a few important changes at the same time. Riders can now purchase a 3-Hour Pass, which replaced the 3-hour one-way transfer. This means that if you can complete your trip within 3 hours, you only need to ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Lafayette hires new Sustainability Coordinator

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The City of Lafayette has hired Tony Raeker to fill the new position of Sustainability Coordinator. In this position, Mr. Raeker will be performing innovative and analytical work to advance the City’s plans for a sustainable future.  In 2018, the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Lafayette one of 20 Colorado communities now “Open for Solar Business”

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Twenty cities, towns, and counties in Colorado, including Lafayette, have now received designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. Colorado now ties California for ...

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LEARN more about the SolSmart program.... Environmental Sustainability
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