The Town of Boone is committed to sustainability and has adopted ambitious goals to pursue climate neutrality and address climate change. On December 15th, 2016, Boone's Town Council adopted the following resolution: Clean Energy Resolution (PDF). Further, Council broke the Town's sustainability goals into three time frames, focusing on town-wide and government-specific initiatives.
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
In order to meet these goals, we need to reduce one thing; the greenhouse gases (or GHG) we produce. Another way to think of this is that we need to reduce our carbon-footprint. In the 5 Steps to Zero Carbon (PDF), we have outlined the 5 main steps the Town will be taking to reduce our carbon-footprint.